- Possible fall notification
- Out of bed notification
- Irregular activity notification
- Out of bed notification
- Bathroom visit notification
- Unusual activity alarm
- Room exit notification
- Room entered notification
- Intruder notification
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.How does the Elsi Smart Floor System work?
The Elsi Smart Floor solution is based on the idea of fall prevention, utilising a series of proactive alarm notifications. This allows nurses or care providers to be in the right place and time. Without invading the residents privacy, the system is able to provide complete transparency over such situations.
George is an aged care resident living in room 302. At 2:00 am on a Tuesday morning, a notification comes to the carer desk that alerts them to George has fallen in his room near the front door. The carer team is made aware of this through an alert that is automatically sent to their mobile devices by the Smart Floor technology platform. The alert is classified as a fall due to the sharp spike in pressure that was captured by one of the Smart Tiles that make up the overall smart floor.
Once the carers are made aware of the incident, they can mobilise faster and respond sooner to the fall, resulting in quicker care provision and potentially saving a life. What’s more, there are data logs that can be reviewed after-the-fact. These data logs can show the exact resident location throughout a given day, which can be highly valuable when determining what is happening within resident rooms at all hours of the day.
2. Besides fall detection, what else can the Elsi Smart Floor detect?
- Information regarding the residents’ activity level & general health
- Residents’ activity levels throughout the day
- Unusual behavioral patterns
3. What does the finished product look like?
Protected by a top floor layer such as carpet, Elsi Smart Floor is invisible — allowing any room or environment to look like a normal home.
4. Are there studies of the overall effectiveness and cost savings of the system?
Aalto University conducted a study between 2006 and 2010 on the benefits of Elsi Smart Floor. Not only were there cost savings in all related areas, but feedback from nurses and residents were very positive.
The study concluded that the aged care facility with Elsi installed was perceived as a more attractive working place by nurses because it allowed them to use their time more effectively, allowing them to focus more on the residents.
5. Does the Elsi Smart Floor System infringe privacy?
For the residents of aged care facilities, there is absolutely no infringement on their privacy, and therefore there are no apologies to make or reasons to provide as to why unsightly equipment is positioned throughout the living area. In fact, most aged care residents are unaware that the system is in place at all. It truly is that seamless.