In Australia, the number of people aged 65 and over is projected to more than double over the next 40 years.
The most pressing challenge facing the aged care industry is the availability of suitably trained health care professionals and nurses. Additionally, nurse-to-patient ratios have been related to increased numbers of falls.
Sleeptite is developing flexible proximity sensors that will be embedded into bedding material and help monitor older people in a non-invasively manner while providing real-time biometric analysis of their health and sleep through an external interface.
The aim is to ensure the user is safe throughout the night while receiving the best sleep possible.
The Sleeptite sensors will be used as a tool for nurses and carers to help alert when a resident’s health is in danger (whether this danger is related to falling out of bed, respiratory issues or abnormal vital signs).
Sleeptite will help improve the health outcomes of the user through faster response times and personalised care.
In Australia, it is becoming increasingly essential to adapt and update the current health and aged care system to maximise health and wellbeing outcomes at all ages.
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