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Provider developing smart monitoring system

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A large aged care provider is using heat mapping technology to help staff respond more quickly and a voice activated support system to help calm residents and provide information, an industry conference heard.

For-profit aged care provider Japara is developing a new system that uses heat mapping video cameras to monitor residents’ movements and virtual assistant technology, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa, to provide on demand support.

The system aims to proactively improve communication to residents and families, person-centred care and consistency of care delivery, said Karina Peace, Japara Healthcare group Aged Care Funding Instrument manager.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2019, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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