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Otono-me Edao EHPAD (residential home for the elderly), the only risk situation detection solution validated by a Hospital Clinical Research Program

At the end of 2016, there were about 728,000 people in France living in EHPADs, for a total of 6,884 registered EHPADs. In addition, an EHPAD resident has an average of 2 falls/year and 50% of nocturnal falls go undetected. Finally, the longer a resident spends on the ground, the greater the “post-fall” associated pathologies and the costs to the community.

In this context, an independent assessment of great methodological reliability was carried out in the Limousin region on 550 patients for 3 years. 3 EHPADs were equipped with the solution in two parallel groups: a group of equipped patients and another unequipped group.

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The Point Futurapolis innovation festival surveys innovative companies with high growth potential every year! In this year’s edition, the spotlight is on Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Data Processing and Cyber Security.

This prize rewards the work of Telegrafik who strives every day to bring the latest innovations of Internet of Things to the service of aging well at home and in institutions!

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Are seniors thriving?

82%: the percentage of seniors who are fully satisfied with the life they lead1.

How old do you have to be to define yourself as a “senior”?

Seniors define themselves as such from the age of 641. In comparison, in 2017, individuals defined themselves as “seniors” from the age of 67.

In general, people over the age of 55 feel like seniors once they retire. As long as they are still working, only 24% fit into this category of the population.

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Senior residences are accommodations for autonomous, non-disabled or semi-disabled people who are over 60 years of age. This type of accommodation is an excellent way for seniors to break the isolation by fostering social relationships while keeping their autonomy.

The staff of the residence accompany the residence’s seniors on a daily basis. Their mission: organize activities for the residents and support them when needed.

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Tavie Otono-me, the new solution to serve lonely and frail people

The telecare company Tavie launches Tavie Otono-me, a protection system adapted to lonely and frail people. This innovative remote assistance allows them to live as long as possible in their own homes, in complete security.

Tavie Otono-me, a new product serving the growth of Tavie

Along with the launch of this new product, Tavie, a French national company strongly anchored in the regions of Bordeaux and in the South of the Gironde, are hiring, and announced the signing of 2 new partnerships.

« Tavie Otono-me will contribute to the growth of our business by enabling us to meet the needs of families, who are increasingly on the look out for intelligent solutions capable of automatically detecting problems faced by frail family members», explains Julie Castet, president of Tavie.

The solution is of particular interest for people with memory impairments, or people with Alzheimer’s disease who will not think to use their emergency call medallion.


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Digital and other new technology helping with ageing at home

New technology will contribute more and more to home support services for elderly or vulnerable people.


Here are 3 concrete examples of what it can bring.

The example of safety

The majority of families have heard of remote assistance devices with an emergency call button to be carried on one’s person, which can be pressed for rescue in the event of a problem.

These devices can now be supplemented by sensors, installed in the casing, that enable remote monitoring of activity.

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How did Telegrafik come into being?

Every one of us knows an elderly person living alone at home.

Carole Zisa-Garat was worried about her grandmother and wanted her to be able to live at home safely for as long as possible. This is what gave her the idea for Telegrafik!

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In 2013, she decided to use new technology to make it easier for elderly people to stay at home, set up the Telegrafik company and launch the Otono-me service.

The service now protects hundreds of elderly people and reassures their loved ones on a daily basis.

“Telegrafik’s values: freedom, ethics and independence.”

How does Otono-me work?

Sensors make it possible to detect any unusual behaviour patterns in an elderly person’s routine. If they fall or become unwell, an alert is automatically sent to an assistance platform, which contacts them.

Friends and relatives can download the smartphone app and take care of their loved one every day.


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A new home care service approved by seniors in the French department of Aisne!

The Otono-me service protected 100 seniors in the Aisne department in 2017, including this 80-year-old who was rescued last December: “It’s thanks to you that I’m still here, I wanted to say thank you!”
In 2018, a hundred more seniors will be able to safely continue living at home thanks to this innovation. The Onoto-me app also brings their loved ones peace of mind.

The Otono-me service responds effectively to the needs of elderly people and their loved ones

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ELAN law: Telegrafik and Vivalib announce their partnership

The ELAN Law (On the scalability of housing, development and digital technology) establishes the need for scalability and digital technology

Telegrafik and Vivalib combine their expertise to provide a package of services to meet these challenges and announce their partnership


This package of services allows living spaces designers and administrators to define how they wish to change their programmes on the one hand and supports them in the implementation of these developments on the other.

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Homecare made easier by new Internet-based contact platforms

The current situation in France is increasingly conducive to the development of home care. Between the shift to ambulatory care initiated by the Ministry of Health and the reduction in the average length of a stay in hospital, the role of the liberal professions, particularly nursing, has become paramount.

Despite the development of this post-hospitalisation activity, 12% of hospital emergencies are due to a lack of home care… even though 350,000 health professionals (excluding doctors) in France practice in the home!

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Discover the new version of the white paper on the Internet of Things.

In this 2018 white paper, Telegrafik draws lessons from the launch of Smart Care’s connected services to protect vulnerable elderly people living alone, while staying in touch with their families.

Download version 3 of the “Panorama of the Internet of Things” white paper: here

Funding Conference in the Ariège department chooses local players to protect its seniors

As part of a call for projects, the Funding Conference of the Ariège department has chosen Occitania-based company Telegrafik and its innovative teleassistance service, Otono-me. The goal? To offer 30 elderly people aged 60 and over, living alone at their homes in Ariège, to test the Otono-me service for 8 months free of charge. 

The association of local experts for preventing loss of autonomy and promoting home care in Occitania

The service will be offered in collaboration with “Le Cantou”, an association offering services to individuals based in Tarascon sur Ariège. Much more reassuring than conventional emergency call devices, this new generation teleassistance provides day and night protection for the elderly and peace of mind for their families. Lire la suite

Remain in your home, move to assisted living accommodation for the elderly, or a retirement care home?

If these questions are being asked, it is often because loss of autonomy has begun to rear its head.

What elements should be taken into account in making the right decision?


1. Stay in your home for as long as possible

It is often the favoured solution with families, provided the person still has a sufficient degree of autonomy.

It is often necessary to call in extra help for care or housekeeping tasks that will facilitate getting up, going to bed, grooming, personal hygiene (excluding nursing care), or ensuring the preparation and feeding of meals, general domestic tasks.

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An innovative solution that promotes support within the home for vulnerable people, ensuring their complete safety

Sophia Antipolis based company, Allovie, and its partner Telegrafik are launching Allovie Otono-me, which aims to reinforce the autonomy of ageing persons in the home. This new remote assistance solution, based on motion detectors installed in the home, allows for increased safety of vulnerable people who live alone, while also keeping them in touch with their loved ones.

Allovie Otono-me brings together the expertise from two areas: remote assistance and data analysis

Allovie specialises in remote assistance all over France and, for over ten years, has been a supplier of a solution, which includes a watch and a pendant allowing the detection of a variety of dangerous situations at an ageing person’s home, triggering an alarm if needed. The person is put in touch with an operator 24/7 should they suffer a dizzy spell, an accident, a fall, or simply because they need to talk to someone or be reassured.

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The project equipping 100 people with Otono-me in Aisne is a success!

In 2017, the department of Aisne funding body launched an appeal calling for projects aimed at developing preventative measures to benefit people aged 60 or over and resident in their local territory.
Telegrafik had been selected, and is now seeing a very positive outcome from the actions that were undertaken.

The innovative Otono-me remote assistance service was very widely accepted by the persons equipped with the system. They remarked on having forgotten very quickly that the sensors had been installed in their home.

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Connected homes: carers need in Loiret

Article published on 27 February 2018, Author: Annie de Vivie

A home monitoring trial for isolated family members is looking for 35 volunteers in Loiret.

Named Otono-me, this project was chosen by the Centre-Val de Loire Regional Old-Age Insurance Fund (CARSAT) and the Loiret financers’ conference.

Developed by the company Telegrafik with the Filien ADMR remote care service, for 9 months Otono-me will test 4 movement detectors and 1 door sensor, in collaboration with care professionals.


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Who wants to try Otono-me, the new remote care service for the elderly?

Article published on 15 February 2018, Author: Caroline Bozec

Otono-me, the remote care service for elderly and isolated people, will soon be trialled in Loiret. 35 volunteers are needed.

It’s free, and it could save a life. In Loiret, volunteers aged 60 and over are needed to try out the Otono-me service (pronounced “autonomy”): a device installed at home which features movement sensors and a mobile application which informs carers about a person’s activity.


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Article from 15 February 2018

Otono-me and autonomy

Knowing that their nearest and dearest are keeping an eye on them can be reassuring for elderly people living alone. That’s what Toulouse-based company offers, thanks to its Otono-me device: five motion sensors, dispersed around the house, allow for an individual’s activity to be monitored in real time. The data collected can be accessed by family members from a mobile application. In the event of an anomaly, such as prolonged absence, the system attempts to reach the resident and sends an SMS to their family members to keep them informed of the situation.


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Otono-me EHPAD by Telegrafik: helping caregivers and ensuring the safety of residents

The main problems faced by caregivers in EHPAD

EHPAD (a residence for dependent elderly persons) is a health care facility which provides accommodation, in individual and shared rooms, for elderly persons over the age of 60 who have lost their independence and who can no longer stay at home alone. In addition to providing them with assistance in their daily lives (getting out of bed, going to bed, going to the toilet, eating, etc.) and individual medical care, this type of establishment offers services such as catering, laundry and even entertainment.

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7,000 Puy-de-Dôme citizens are using remote care thanks to a partnership in the department

Article posted on 27 January 2018, Author: Michèle Gardette

In Puy-de-Dôme, 7,000 people are benefiting from remote care. In the event of a fall or illness, they are offered appropriate assistance. Not to mention a technological innovation: advanced remote care.


In the event of anomaly, the transmitter analyses the data and generates alerts for the Departmental Fire and Emergency Service for the user to verify. In short, if the user is not able to press their remote care pendant, the device will trigger the alert for them. Implemented by the company Famiclic, the device named Otono-me is currently being tested by fifteen users in Puy-de-Dôme.

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Funding Conference in the Hauts-de-Seine department chooses Otono-me to protect its seniors

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As part of a call for projects, the Funding Conference of the Hauts-de-Seine department has chosen Telegrafik, a company specialising in data analysis for the best home care, to offer 100 elderly people of at least 60 years of age, living alone at their homes in Hauts-de-Seine, to test the Otono-me service for 9 months free of charge.

Combining safety and enrichment of social ties thanks to Otono-me, the next generation telecare service

“This project will allow 100 people and their families to benefit from Otono-me, a much safer service than the classic wearable call buttons. If you are interested in taking part in the project free of charge, please contact us!” says Carole Zisa-Garat, CEO of Telegrafik.

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Three key figures showing that our ageing populations need Big Data

Our ageing population is a reality which must profoundly modify how our society functions, as shown by the following 3 key points:

1. Life expectancy will increase by 8 years globally:

big data population vieillissanteWe are going to live for longer than ever before in the history of humanity. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study in the United States predicts that life expectancy at birth will increase by 8 years by 2050 globally. In 2015, life expectancy was 68.6 years; it will increase to 76.2 years in 2050.

100% of European countries have ageing populations, a consequence of very low birth rates and increased life expectancy.



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Silver Economy Expo 2017: a very positive event for Telegrafik



For the fourth year in a row, Telegrafik attended the Silver Economy Expo, the must-visit Silver Economy trade show in Paris. The team came out in force, with 4 team members at the show to run the booth and make appointments with our distributors.

We met with the industry’s key players wishing to offer our innovative Otono-me solution, such as companies providing services to individuals as well as retirement homes.

See you at the next event in 2018!

Active Tranquillity, improved home safety for vulnerable people while staying in touch with their loved ones

Securitas and Telegrafik have decided to combine their expertise in the areas of telecare and actimetrics to launch Active Tranquillity, a comprehensive service for vulnerable people living alone at home to stay safe, while keeping in touch with their loved ones.

Active Tranquillity, 24/7 protection for vulnerable people at home

“Active Tranquillity aims to protect elderly people living alone at home more effectively than with an emergency call button alone” says Thibault Urcun, Customer Services Representative for Securitas Telecare, the Securitas Group’s business area specialising in care solutions for isolated people.

Securitas Téléassistance

Securitas is an international player in the field of remote monitoring and the leader in private security in France. With this recognised expertise, Securitas Telecare was created in 2013 to specialise in the protection of isolated people and manage all types of alerts 24/7 (fall, isolation, discomfort, vertigo, anxiety attack, technical malfunction of equipment, etc.) Securitas Telecare has decided to enhance its service offering for the elderly by partnering with Telegrafik, the expert in the detection of anomalies in an elderly person’s activity. Thus the Securitas Active Tranquillity service was born.


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Filien Habitat Active, the best service for autonomy at home and carers

On National Carers Day, Telegrafik and Filien ADMR are launching Filien Habitat Active, a comprehensive service of vigilant care to assist carers and their frail, elderly or disabled loved ones, bringing together home automation, business data management at home and telecare.

Filien Habitat Active, support at home and peace of mind for carers

Today is National Carers Day. There are about 11 million people in France who, on a daily basis, support a vulnerable loved one. The new Filien Habitat Active service aims to offer them peace of mind every day. Thanks to the smartphone app, they can stay in touch with their loved one, and make sure that all is well,” says Carole Zisa-Garat, Founder of Telegrafik.

The Filien Habitat Active service combines intelligent processing of sensor data with Telegrafik and Filien ADMR telecare.

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What does it mean to age well at home?

This is a vast subject, and we are not attempting to treat it exhaustively in this article.

However, in the course of our projects and contact with different players of the senior citizen industry, we have identified and listed a number of key points, which we wanted to share in this article.

Telegrafik, a company specialising in innovative connected services, is helping to reduce the loss of autonomy and allow elderly people to live well for at home for as long as possible.


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What is the Funding Conference?

Telegrafik was selected by the department of Aisne as part of the Funding Conference for a large-scale project to provide the Otono-me service to a pilot population. The Funding Conference is a measure resulting from Law No 2015-1776 of 28 December 2015 relating to adapting society for an ageing population.

Composition and functioning: players who work together to answer the problem of an ageing population

The Funding Conference’s main objective is to coordinate funding for the prevention of loss of autonomy in each French department around a common strategy.[1]

As its name suggests, it is made up of the main players involved in managing and funding the ageing population, including the departmental council, the regional health agency (ARS), pension funds (CARSAT / MSA / RSI), public health insurance (CPAM), the national housing agency (ANAH), AGIRRC / ARCCO (France’s main private-sector supplementary regime), and the Mutualité Française (French Mutual).

The members organise meetings in order to adopt the coordinated funding programme and the action plan envisaged for each year, with funding from the French national funding agency for the elderly and handicapped (CNSA).

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How Otono-me effectively complements triggers and fall detectors: explanations

This week, the Otono-me service twice prevented a vulnerable elderly person from being left on the ground after a fall.

panic buttonsThis type of story it is very satisfying for the Telegrafik team, and gives meaning to our work. We wanted to share the unfolding of events with you. This illustrates the value of intelligent telecare devices to make people safer in their homes, and the limits of fall detection wristbands or triggers.

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