The project demonstrated the reliability of the ‘end-to-end’ platform

“This project is […] one of the most successful technology projects followed through in recent years. The solution was very well accepted by the patients who felt safe. The project demonstrated the reliability of the ‘end-to-end’ platform, from the processing of sensor data in the home to the remote assistance service .

The success of this clinical study means that a larger cohort can now be planned in the coming months.”

The three phases of life: robustness, fragility, dependence

“There are three phases of life: robustness, i.e. people like you and me, who are completely independent either cognitively or physically; frailty, during which we start to have slight problems in carrying out actions and thinking about certain subjects; and then we reach dependency”, explains Dr Homehr, President of the South Toulouse CPTS and expert in digital health.

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How to reconcile old age and independence

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In 2060, loss of independence will affect 2.45 million people in France, compared to 1.6 million in 2030.

“The ageing of our population raises a […] challenge, […] namely that of old age, of dependence, a subject that makes us uncomfortable. Dependency is here to stay, and this new vulnerable age of life is taking hold”, said French President Emmanuel Macron in a speech to the Congress of the Mutualité Française in 2018.

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In terms of client feedback, I have 95% positive about Otono-me.

“In terms of client feedback, I have 95% positive about Otono-me. It’s a really good product: I can’t tell you anything negative, because I don’t have anything negative. No problems! This is a plus for our beneficiaries, and also for us compared to the competition. For one gentleman I met, it was a joy because the application showed him when his mother went out. As she was becoming more senile, he could ensure that she returned home safely and didn’t get into trouble.

Personally, at the time I wanted to keep my grandmother at home, I knew her needs, and I would really have wanted her to have this device.”

Delighted with the possibilities of virtual activities offered

“The people we received were able to benefit from the device. This approach, which is interesting because of its novelty and attractiveness, allows work on dual tasks and attention, which are essential functions for continuing with daily life activities.

We couldn’t help noticing the support and motivation of the residents who had the opportunity to test this device […] the desire to continue the experiment long-term, delighted with the possibilities of virtual activities offered, which they certainly didn’t imagine as practical…”

This project is part of our association’s core actions

“Much more reassuring than conventional emergency call devices, this new generation remote assistance provides day and night protection for elderly people and peace of mind for their families. 

This project is part of our association’s core actions: to provide the necessary support for elderly people in our region to develop with them a project to improve their everyday lives, and to commit to working with respect for their and their families’ lifestyles.”

I soon realised that she wasn’t getting up to drink

Mum didn’t eat or drink any more. When it was very hot, as I could see that she wasn’t on the move, I soon realised that she wasn’t getting up to drink. So, I went round there. It’s lots of little things like that. She always had the same routine, for example. 

 

This tool allowed me to see some days that she was not up at 11am!”

Automatic temperature reading: a tool for EHPADs

When the national heatwave plan is activated, action must be taken to prevent and limit the effects of the heatwave on people’s health.

In residential establishments for dependent elderly people (EHPAD), in establishments accommodating elderly people (EHPA) (retirement home, residential home), and in long-term care units, the monitoring and alert plan is based on the implementation of a “blue plan”.

Residents accompanied by EHPAD staff must then adopt the good habits regularly broadcast by the Regional Health Agencies: drink about 1.5L of water per day, spend time in a cool place, eat a sufficient amount.

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