AI technology is changing the world of senior care for the better, according to Philip Regenie, CEO of Zanthion – a company that produces AI technology that helps patients in assisted living facilities.
Many reports have shown that care facilities can no longer sustain the growth of the elderly population. Many centers are understaffed so patients tend to go without the proper care they need. Now, there’s new technology on the market that can remedy that.
Regenie believes that with the advances in AI, GPS, predictive analytics, and personal emergency systems, the quality of senior care should be increasing. Zanthion was created with that theory in mind.
According to Regenie:
“AI is applied in healthcare settings by capturing data locally from sensors and environmental input, cleaning the data, and either analyzing locally or analyzing after shipment to servers. Sensors range from motion sensors, oxygen sensors, heart rate sensors, blood pressure, temperature, and ECG. Sensors have been designed to check for specific proteins in the blood.
AI consumes this data from thousands of patients and looks for patterns that result in events such as falls, seizures, blood clots, heart attacks, and sepsis. In its most basic form AI recognizes the event. In its future form it recognizes a coming event.”
There are nursing homes and other facilities across the country that are equipping themselves with the best available AI technology.
In addition, families that are able to can turn their parents’ or grandparents’ homes into elderly “smart homes.” Regenie explains, “It is a home that has been analyzed to make their life comfortable, safe, accessible, and smart. A smart home removes sharp corners, places outlets at waist level, removes frustration by allowing voice commands with easy redundant physical implementations, makes all opening of drawers, doors, and windows easy, turns lights on and off automatically, provides really good lighting and proper colors so that walls and objects are easily identified, makes access to the roadway possible so that seniors can go into the community, has protective clothing, jewelry that is smart, watches that read vitals, stoves that turn off automatically and never apply heat without metal and weight, doors that open and close automatically, wide hallways, walk-in showers, high toilets, large screen TVs that can used for reading, hearing aids that are connected to the home through BLE.”
In the next coming decade, we should be seeing a lot of this technology being used across the US.
Yelena Mandenberg is a staff writer at Grit Daily with a passion for news of all sorts. A Brooklyn, New York native, she is living with cat + tortoise. IG: ymand123