Seniors are just as important as any other member of society. Like any younger person, they shop, make use of several different services that employ people, and also pay taxes. Furthermore, some of them even volunteer to work for different organizations, which would find it hard to function without their older volunteers. Seniors also give generously, and according to several studies, they make more charitable donations per capita than any other age group. Lastly, seniors also help with babysitting by looking after their grandchildren. As such, one can only imagine what would happen to our economy if, suddenly, no grandparents were available to look after their grandchildren. With all of that said, it’s important for younger family members to be able to know how their senior loved ones are doing on a daily basis. However, for seniors specifically, the first signs of decline often show up as a change in their daily activity and behavior patterns, and up to this point, the only way to track all of that was with human observation. Nevertheless, there’s now a new ingenious gadget out there that can accurately track each senior’s daily habits to let younger members of the family follow their senior loved one’s activity levels, thus providing peace of mind to both young and middle-aged adults while also allowing their senior loved ones to age independently and with dignity, right from the comfort of their own home. This brings us to the CarePredict Home Kit.
WHAT IS THE CAREPREDICT HOME KIT?
The CarePredict Home Kit is a 2-piece activity tracking in-home system for seniors that works based on an AI-powered Preventive Senior Care Health Wearable, called the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 (designed specifically for seniors), which communicates together with four Context Beacons that can be installed within that senior’s current home, in any given room, including that senior’s bedroom, your family’s bathroom, the kitchen, and even the living room.
While the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 tracks a senior’s activity levels (we’ll discuss this with more detail right ahead), the CarePredict Home Kit’s four Context Beacons give other family members insight into where they beloved seniors tend to spend their time. This could include several different scenarios like if a senior has been to the kitchen to cook, as well as if they’ve been spending more time than usual in the bathroom, etc.
THE MAIN BENEFIT
Basically, the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 is the world’s first wearable for seniors that’s able to detect any changes in their daily activities, as well as any difference in their behavior patterns. As such, the CarePredict Home Kit ultimately allows families to easily precede serious health issues with they’re oldest members.
This can be done by having the system checking if seniors have been skipping any of their meals, if they aren’t sleeping well, are less active, or even if things are more different than usual.
THE COMPANY’S PROGRESS
Every adult knows that living independently as an older person carries risks, and according to the National Council on Aging, not only does one in four Americans aged 65 and/or older falls each year, but every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. Furthermore, several health ailments like urinary tract infections (UTI) for example also tend to become increasingly common in old age, and this specific issue accounts for about 8.1 million physician visits each year.
Lastly, physical problems are not the only thing that caregivers and older patients have to worry about, as mental illnesses like depression also affect seniors, with data showing us that an estimated 7 million older adults are getting affected by mental disorders each and every year.
That’s exactly why 30-year tech veteran and former IBM consultant Satish Movva founded CarePredict, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based health tech startup that aims to improve seniors’ quality of life with machine learning-driven wearables, like the CarePredict Home Kit’s AI-powered Preventive Senior Care Health Wearable, the CarePredict Tempo Series 3.
Not much time after the company was started, right at the beginning of 2019, which is when the health tech startup company was starting to get their hands busy, CarePredict was able to raise a whopping $9.5 million for AI wearable that monitors seniors’ health.
One of Movva’s most compelling arguments that helped the company to raise the money was the fact that the experienced tech veteran and former IBM consultant pointed out the main benefit of the CarePredict Home Kit System, where Movva said: “By measuring the activities of daily living of assisted living and memory care residents, the staff and management team of senior living communities will be able to identify valuable health care insights and be more proactive in delivering superior care. They will also be able to raise resident satisfaction and drive revenues, along with increased average length of stays,”
And it didn’t stop there for the health tech startup company, because just one year after being previously named the winner of the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) Accessibility Award at CES 2019, right at the start of 2020, CarePredict was also selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Wearable Technology, which was developed just for seniors.
Now, let’s take a more detailed look at the CarePredict Home Kit and see exactly how this activity tracking in-home system for seniors works exactly.
DESIGN & SPECS
The Home Kit
As mentioned before, the CarePredict Home Kit is a 2-piece activity tracking in-home system for seniors that works by combining its CarePredict Tempo Series 3 AI-powered Preventive Senior Care Health Wearable with four Context Beacons that can be installed within that senior’s current home, and by having the Wearable constantly communicating with the closest beacon to it.
The CarePredict Tempo Series 3 Wearable
The wearable itself (the CarePredict Tempo Series 3) is basically a health activity tracker that comes equipped with a super-soft and comfortable to wear fabric band, but if a senior prefers to wear it with his own wrist band, you’ll be happy to know that the wearable also works with any style of 22mm watch band.
This health activity tracker unit uses AI to learn and follow the daily habits of each and every senior so that younger family members can be assured that their senior loved one is safe, no matter where the younger members of the family you are and whatever they’re doing.
Basically, this AI-powered Preventive Senior Care Health Wearable is powered by the best-in-class technology for senior activity and behavior tracking, as the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 comes equipped with sophisticated built-in sensors that can accurately recognize, learn, and track daily activities and behaviors, and that even includes sensing a senior’s exposure to UV light.
Furthermore, these sophisticated built-in sensors also feature Intelligent Fall Detection, as they continuously learn and improve over time, and thanks to that, the wearable’s smart AI-Learning Technology will alert younger family members at any time that their beloved senior might have experienced a fall. Lastly, these wireless smart sensors can even be configured to automatically open smart doors (like sliding doors, for example), thus doing away with the need for keys. These high-quality sensors can be found at the top of the unit.
Additionally, the Tempo Series 3 Wearable for seniors is always on, and thanks to the wearable’s in-place, swappable battery, seniors never have to worry about taking the wearable off to recharge its battery.
The CarePredict Tempo Series 3 Wearable also features Two-Way Audio, which means that seniors can speak directly to their family members and vice-versa, which means that the entire family has the reassurance that everything is alright with their oldest family members.
To use the Tempo Series 3’s Two-Way Audio system, there’s a built-in Touch-to-Talk button that can be found right at the center of the Wearable. The button is failr easy to use and allows seniors that are wearing the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 Wearable to get their younger family members’ attention with a simple press of a button.
Thanks to this easy-to-use built-in Touch-to-Talk button, seniors can easily ask for help to perform any activity or to get out of any uncomfortable situation, including different situations like eating, walk around a bit with some help for some physical activity, a bathroom visit, helping to get on bed to get to sleep at the end of the day, request help after an unexpected fall, etc. With this reliable and easy-to-use Two-Way Audio system, seniors can ultimately request for help and get it right away.
CarePredict Context Beacons
Lastly, and as mentioned before, the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 Wearable works together with the CarePredict Home Kit’s four (x4) Context Beacons, which give younger family members constant Indoor Location Insights into where their beloved seniors spend their time.
This can include several different scenarios like if a senior has been to the kitchen to cook, if they’ve been spending more time than usual in the bathroom, if they’re staying a lot of time lying in bed (which could mean that they’re feeling more tired than normal), if they haven’t moved from the couch in a very long time, etc.
As mentioned before, the CarePredict Context Beacons can be easily installed within a senior’s current home, and they can be placed in any given room, including that senior’s bedroom, that senior’s personal bathroom, the kitchen area, as well as the living room.
THE MAIN BENEFITS (In Detail)
Since the CarePredict Tempo Series 3 Wearable’s suite of ultra-sensitive and sophisticated built-in sensors know when a senior is sitting, walking, sleeping, eating and even brushing their teeth, the wearable can ultimately sense any and every single critical change in behavioral patterns to then alert either younger family members and/or caregivers if anything goes amiss.
That could include different situations, like if a senior is not eating, or getting enough exercise, or even showing when they’re at an increased risk of a fall.
Ultimately, the CarePredict Home Kit is an ingenious 2-piece activity tracking in-home system for seniors that offers families and caregivers a better way of preventive senior care as well as remote monitoring for seniors.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The CarePredict Home App
By using the CarePredict Home App, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices, younger family members can get detailed information about their beloved seniors, and this includes things like In-App texting coordinates communication and Proactive Alerts.
Furthermore, younger family members can even add unlimited Care Circle members within the App so that more people can actively track a senior’s health and well-being. Lastly, the App will also always display a senior’s overall Activity Level Score.
The CarePredict Home Kit is a 2-piece activity tracking in-home system for seniors that works with its CarePredict Tempo Series 3 AI-powered Preventive Senior Care Health Wearable and four Context Beacons that communicate with the wearable.
The CarePredict Home Kit is currently available in the U.S. and Canada for assisted, memory care, independent living, and home care, but the service is also expected to launch in Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, China, and Germany in the nearby future.
If you’re interested in getting the CarePredict Home Kit, each set is currently discounted of its normal price of $450, as the company is currently running a “COVID-19 Peace of Mind Offer Campaign”, and each set is now going for just $400 each. Remember to use the promo code CP50 at checkout to get your $50 off.
Furthermore, the CarePredict Home Kit will also require a Tempo Wearable Series 3 device subscription in order to collect and process all the data of the senior that wears the system’s wearable activity and health tracker. At first, the Kit comes with a 45-day free trial subscription, but to continue using the kit, you’ll need to purchase a subscription. Both monthly and discounted annual subscriptions are offered for single users or a couple living at the same location.
The most cost-effective subscription is annual which gets you 12 months of use for the price of 10 months. Additionally, you can opt for a Monthly Subscription for a single person, which costs $69.99/Month and charge it each month with no annual contract.
Families can also opt to go for a Annual Subscription for a Single person, which costs $699.99/Year and gets charged annually.
Then, for couples, a Monthly Subscription costs exactly $99.99/Month and is charged each month with no annual contract, while an Annual Subscription for a couple goes for $999.99/Year and is charged annually.
You can also use one more promo code (CP_INTROSUB) from the same Discount Campaign to get a 50% off your subscription plan’s value when you’re at your checkout.
You can place your customized order right now by accessing CarePredict’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page.