PacSana

PacSana enables older people use technology to live longer, happier lives in their own homes. PacSana is an unobtrusive aide that records unexpected or sudden changes in movement patterns in the home, enabling active elderly to extend their independence.

PacSana

The provision of in-home care can cost a lot of time and money. Due to resource limitations, for many older people the only choice is a move to residential care. Most technical solutions on the market today that target in-home care are reactive; for example, a person can hopefully activate an alarm if they fall. This a reaction to a negative event. How good would it be to be able to prevent that damaging event from occurring?

PacSana generates insights that help family members and carers predict possible future issues with their loved ones. We do this by understanding a person’s movement around their own home and comparing current data to historical. Users wear a light, attractive bracelet 24x7. It connects to a number of communications gateways in the home. We gather data from these gateways, understand movement patterns, visualise them and share them with those who care for them. We can detect sudden changes in activity patterns and trigger alerts against deviations from expected data patterns.