eLea™ Activity Sensing is a wireless home care solution; easy to install and user friendly
Built on a wireless platform. It has been developed to provide a unique solution for private home care and for existing care home facilities with the focus on easy installation (no cables) and with a user friendly interface. Various alarms and notifications can be activated remotely house by house from eLea User Interface.

eLea™ Activity Sensing prioritizes the safety and security of the citizen and is useful in homecare and elderly homes. The solution consists of an unobtrusive smart sensor, which can be installed with ease onto the wall of a room. This detection device monitors residents’ movements and in a fall occurs, the device immediately sends an alarm to a preselected mobile. This solution can also gather behavioral data from residents, which can help to determine whether the resident is getting the right amount of sleep, whether they are eating frequently, and how many times they have visited the bathroom.

Purpose

Makes it possible for elderly people to live home longer, knowing that help is always available when needed, 24/7, 365 days a year. Quality of life is hugely improved by eLea™ Activity Sensing.

Target group

Elderly people in risk of falling

Impact for citizen

Higher quality of life for people who might be afraid of falling down inside the home without anybody finding out about it. Sense of security also for the relatives.
Impact for staff (In which way might the product change the working environment of carers and other staff). The staff knows how and when to react. If someone has fallen down they can help immediately. The activity sensing can provide care givers with useful information to help prevent falls.

Economic impact

Home care resources can be optimized and used in directly were and when needed. Fall prevention can save a lot of money since falls are expensive for the Health Care Sector.

Cost of product

Is calculated from project to project.

Life expectancy of product

10 years.

Other costs of acquisition and setup

Expected annual costs

Special requirements

The sensor can not be covered.

Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?

It can be used by one person at the time, but the installation can easily be moved and installed at some other person.

Is the product intended for training purposes?

No

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?

The product is easy to understand, but it is important to spend some time planning the working processes around it – who does what when an alarm comes, for instance.

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

Yes.

Experiences from practice

Easy and quick to install.

Cases stories

A Finnish municipality home care professionals found benefits of eLea solution and here are some comments from them:

• Now they can plan their visits according to data and exact information
• Citizens have been channelled to rehabilitation when the nurses saw day activity declining
• eLea is useful for citizens with memory disorder: the refrigerator magnets and door magnets give important info to the care givers.
• Toilet visits have been monitored and they could see that some citizens don’t drink enough
• They have been looking at sleeping amounts and if there are problems there, they could react and try to change sleeping habits into more healthy rhythm.
• The safety of citizens has increased
• The night shift of home care professionals have been able to plan visits according to information from eLea

They will also use eLea for home rehabilitation.

This information was based on 10 homes with eLea solution.