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Smart beds to provide resident updates to care workers

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Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.

The Smart Inclining Bed, currently in testing, will be undergoing clinical trials in aged care homes within weeks, with hopes of an eventual rollout in both aged care facilities and homes around the country.

It’s the pilot product of startup Get To Sleep Easy, which has a vision to make healthcare products more widely available outside hospitals.

The Smart Inclining Bed aims to tackle preventable conditions and incidents that can prove fatal to elderly residents such as falls and pressure sores – all for a few hundred dollars.

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Source:
Caroline Riches, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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