Pangea launches smart nursing home solution
Pangea is launching and starting to deploy a smart nursing home technological solution. Pangea’s multi-sensor solution integrates thermal imaging, video analytics, machine learning and biometric access control technologies, and is set to offer protect the health, security and safety of the residents and staff members, and help improve service to the elderly living in facilities that have been hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pangea is expected to pilot the system at a prestigious nursery home in Israel to monitor more than 200 residential units.
The integrated system is aimed at handling a large variety of scenarios - from tracing contacts that might spread Covid-19 infections and preventing unauthorized access to the homes, through detecting falls or violence towards the residents and providing real time information for family members, to helping provide fast, personalised, and high quality service to each resident.
A Wall Street Journal analysis found that nearly 40% of all deaths from Covid-19 in the US occurred at long term care facilities. The figure in other western countries ranges from 20% to as high as 75%. The current pandemic underscores the urgent need for deploying smart nursing home technologies to improve care for the elderly. Pangea is introducing its solution in Israel and then plans to focus its efforts on markets in North America and Europe.
The latest focus on nursing homes and elderly care facilities comes at a time of tremendous need to find an urgent solution for a problem that will continue to exist long after the current pandemic is over.
“The pandemic has focused attention on the needs of nursing homes where monitoring is critical in order to protect residents and enable rapid contact tracing to prevent spreading of the virus,” said Assaf Kaminer, Executive Vice President at Herzliya based Pangea. He adds that monitoring was important even before the pandemic and has now become crucial for nursing homes and assisted living facilities which have become the ground zero of Covid-19.