IoT Technology Helps Keep Caregivers and Loved Ones Connected
Clairvoyant Networks, LLC, chose AT&T* to provide connectivity to its new line of caregiver solutions, Theora Care™. An AT&T SIM transmits data over our highly secure network so that caregivers can locate and connect with loved ones. AT&T Control Center means Clairvoyant can offer a “plug and play” device – no activation required by the user.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number could reach 16 million.1 The Theora Care products offer peace-of-mind to the caregiver, while helping those experiencing cognitive issues to live independently longer.
According to Clairvoyant, Theora Connect™ is a wristwatch-style monitoring and communication device. Theora Link™ is a powerful smartphone application. This Theora Care duo provides a 2-way communications system between wearer and caregiver that:
- Delivers location and condition information about loved ones.
- Provides caregiver alerts when the wearer strays from “safe zones” that are set up in the app.
- Feature hands-free 2-way audio (no button pushing required).
- Offers an SOS emergency function that goes directly to caregiver, not a third-party call center.
- Alerts caregiver when battery is low.
“While shopping, one of my greatest fears came true. I became separated from my husband, Bob who suffers from memory loss,” said Marie, Theora Care beta tester. “Fortunately, I was able to use the hands-free 2-way audio feature to get the attention of a good Samaritan who was near Bob. They heard me trying to talk to Bob and helped bring him safely back to me.”
Theora Care solutions are ideal for the aging in place populations to live independently, longer. In residential care, a hospital or other places a caregiver isn’t always present, users can benefit from a virtual check in. People with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Parkinson’s disease can live with more independence. Caregivers know where their loved one is and can reach them almost instantly.
“I’ve experienced firsthand the challenges caregivers face. I’ve witnessed relatives lose their independence as they’ve aged,” said Stephen Popovich, president and CEO of Clairvoyant Networks. “Our mission is to provide solutions that address those challenges and allow aging with dignity.” Popovich continued, “We chose AT&T not only for its leadership in IoT technology, but also for its focus on innovative platforms in telehealth. This is just the beginning of the situational awareness solutions that will leverage AT&T’s expertise.”
AT&T will be demonstrating Theora Care remote monitoring solutions this week at HIMSS 2018. Visitors at booth #5832 can experience the first 2 Theora Care products.
What’s to come
Coming next for Theora Care, sensor-driven analytics that provide insight into patient status and location. Care facilities will have access to data that will help them remain compliant, retain employees and improve customer service – leading to increased efficiency and productivity. These solutions will go to market in the third quarter 2018.
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