Presentation on theme: "Ben Carter National Sales Manager. Agenda Intro to Possum Types of Assistive Technology Why use Technology for LD What Technology is best Typical Telecare."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda Intro to Possum Types of Assistive Technology Why use Technology for LD What Technology is best Typical Telecare system Demonstration of Technology Questions
Who are Possum? Formed 1961 – Stoke Mandeville/ Action Medical Research Patient Operated Selector Mechanism – P.O.S.M. Possum – Latin for “I am able” or “I can” Privately owned, medium sized British company Head office in Aylesbury, Bucks + West Midlands Office Telecare (2009)-Partnerships with NEAT, DanishCare, Aegis Healthcare
Types of AT? Home Adaptions Low cost Portable AT ------------ ECS/ Smart Systems Telecare/ Telehealth (Connected/ Local Alert/ Mobile)
Why use Technology for LD? Why not Lessons learnt Studies have shown Greater Independence Improved Quality of Life/ Privacy Control/ Manage risk Reduces dependency/ stress on Carer Increasing Dependency Ratio – between those who need support and those able to provide it Financial and Resource savings which can be re- allocated Savings to ensure financial efficiency and best value
What Equipment is best? Impossible to say Sequence of considerations (Assessment/ Profiling) Environment Health Factors Mobility Communication Issues Mental Capacity Issues Dexterity Sensory Impairments other support infrastructure Monitor and Review
7 Telecare System Neo Care Phone Telecare Sensors and Peripherals
8 Product Portfolio continued Environment detectors –Early detection of natural, propane, butane gas –Early detection of carbon monoxide –Detection of heat from flames –Detection of smoke Flood detector Early detection of water leaks, bath or sink overflows Door/ Window opening Detects when a door or window is opened Wireless pull cord Pull cord can be secured to the wall with two small screws (supplied)
9 Product Portfolio Pendant – portable trigger Activate an emergency call or alert to the carer Info Pager Green light on the device indicates the alert has been received Fall detector – wrist worn Detects acceleration followed by stillness 2 Methods for cancellation – ask for further data sheet Inactivity sensor – wrist worn Sends an alarm if the user has not moved for a certain amount of time Also ensures that the user is wearing their device Epilepsy sensor - EMFIT Nocturnal Bed Solution Monitors a person with epilepsy whilst they are in bed Tonic Clonic
10 Product Portfolio continued Infra-Red movement sensor Detects inactivity for example in a room Detects movement for example placed by a door or bed Carpet/floor pressure pad Detects the presence or absence of pressure Signal boosters Increases the range of the alarms/sensors Alleviates ‘blind spots’ 200m & 400m options with facility to link to over 1 mile coverage Possum’s commitment to on-going development means that new lines are being regularly added to our existing range of sensors and monitoring alarms. To keep up to date with the vary latest developments sign up to our newsletter or leave us your email address and we will add you to our electronic mailing list
11 Epilepsy Sensor Epi-Care ® Free Wrist Worn Alternative to Nocturnal/ Bed Based solutions 5000 hrs. video EEG monitoring in 3 epilepsy centres: Danish Epilepsy Centre (Dianalund, Denmark), Bethel Epilepsy Centre, (Bielefeld, Germany), Rigshospitalet University Hospital (Copenhagen, Denmark) 23/7 * epilepsy detection Detection of tonic clonic (‘grand mal’) seizures 89.7% sensitivity Range: 10 – 20 metres, 60 metres with radio repeater *Requires battery to be recharged for 1hr in every 24hr
12 WanderSafe TM Monitoring and alarm solution for movement of individuals within a property Sends an alert to the Pager with details of the person and the location e.g. Mr Smith, Front Door. Fact sheet available – please ask for further details Portable wrist pendant AntennaPosition Transmitter
13 Paper Thin TM Bed/Chair Occupancy Sensor Detects an individual’s dielectric signals NOT their weight Reduces false alarms (by 40% in clinical trials)* Easy to fit – via the 3M adhesive strips Cut to size 100% Waterproof Easy to clean Tear resistant Tissue viability approved Works with any type of bed including profiling beds etc Works with any type of mattress including airflow etc Fact sheet available – please ask for further details *Nursing Times 24.05.11 / Vol 107 Online Edition / www.nursingtimes.net Images for illustrational purposes only Sensor should be placed underneath the bed sheet
14 Possum Telecare www.possumtelecare.co.uk Thank you for your time Any questions?
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