Launched in 2015, the 3Pegase consortium, grouping together 6 industrial entities, has been working on the development of a system to prevent the loss of autonomy and to provide a follow-up service for frail elderly people.
Today, 3years after its launch,3Pegase signals the end of its project, issuing a very positive initial assessment which points to a larger-scale clinical study being conducted.
It was at the initiative of Telegrafik, a company specialising in home-support connected services for frail persons and in patient telemonitoring, that this project was created.
One objective: to provide frail elderly persons with a secure environment and to be able to monitor them more efficiently when they returned home after a period of hospitalisation.
3Pegase: anticipating the recurrent problem issues facing senior patients
It was in the context of the Easy Novcall for projects with the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council, that the Gerontology Unit at the Toulouse University Hospital, the Toulouse IT Research Institute, Orange, Telegrafik, Telemedicine Technologies and Serena joined forces within aconsortium to implement the 3Pegase project (Predictive Platformfor Elderly People and Assistance). Its main aim was to propose a monitoring solution for patients at home.
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The French population is continuing to age. INSEE (the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) revealed that by 2050, one person in three will be over 60 . The people who will reach the age of 60 by 2050 are all already born. Longer life expectancies will only continue to increase in the years to come.
The existing solution for providing safety for elderly people at home is remote assistance with a call button. It means that they will receive assistance if they suffer a fall or are taken ill, for example. Unfortunately, elderly people sometimes refuse to wear their call button or don’t activate it in the event of an accident.
Otono-me, the innovative remote assistance that finally offers a real answer for elderly people who are losing their independence
Hard, soft… there are so many qualifiers when it comes to talking about falls in the elderly depending on whether the person falls suddenly or slips against a wall or leans on a chair before falling.
Here are some figures that show the need to prevent these falls:
- They are the number one cause of death in elderly people
- 20% require hospitalisation
- 9% cause a fracture (mostly of the femur neck)
- 40% of elderly people are referred to specialist institutions after a fall
These falls affect one in three seniors over the age of 65 each year.
Telegrafik announces its collaboration with Telemedicine Technologies SA, a collaborative software publisher in e-Health and leader in the field of Clinical Research.
After a successful first collaboration as part of the 3PEGASE project to monitor vulnerable elderly people living at home and prevent their loss of independence, Telemedicine Technologies and Telegrafik are sealing their partnership.
Telegrafik’s intelligent sensor data analysis platform is now linked to Telemedicine Technologies’ CleanWEB solution and integrates the TECH-Alliance.
Through this partnership, Telegrafik can make its cutting-edge data processing and algorithmic expertise available to Clinical Research via the CleanWEB platform.
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Ageing more independently with Telegrafik
Article published on 2 December 2018, Author: Jean-Luc Martinez
Having already won the BPI France Digital Innovation Contest in 2017, the Colomiers-based start-up Telegrafik has just received the Futurapolis Le Point Contest’s Connected Objects Award. This distinction rewards a recent but convincing solution for independence among the elderly.
“Our goal is to postpone moving into a retirement home for 12 to 18 months,” says Carole Zisa-Garat, CEO of the young company that employs 15 people at its Semidias premises at Perget and in its Parisian office. “Once people are in a routine, we watch over them in the event of a fall or a change in behaviour.”
Thanks to the Otono-me remote assistance service, the start-up uses artificial intelligence to serve human well-being. A caring attentiveness that detects anomalies and alerts the elderly person’s relatives or the emergency services if necessary. Sensors installed in the rooms of the elderly person’s house alert an operator, in a monitoring centre 24/7. Thanks to an intercom, a verbal exchange can even take place without the person being able to reach a telephone.
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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.
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!
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.
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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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.
Telegrafik celebrates its 5th anniversary, the 19 September 2018!
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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!
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.
See how Telegrafik developped, broadcast on M6:
On 21 and 22 June, Pierre and Robin from the Telegrafik team proposed their solutions to the challenge of improving the quality of services offered to independent seniors! Organised by the Funding Conference of the Hauts-de-Seine department for preventing the loss of independence among elderly people, this hackathon took place in a context where a quarter of residents in Hauts-de-Seine will be over 60 years old by 2040.
A fine way for Telegrafik to close its 2017 project conducted in Hauts-de-Seine where 50 vulnerable people living alone at home were equipped with the Otono-me service, and to consider future steps to protect the department’s seniors in 2018.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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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3 SOLUTIONS TO MAKE HOME CARE ASSISTANCE EASIER
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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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.
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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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.
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:
We 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
There are more and more family carers in France who struggle to balance their personal and professional lives. In order to support them on a daily basis, it has become essential to provide tools enabling them to watch over their loved ones at a distance. The Otono-me by Telegrafik app responds to their daily concerns.
Telegrafik has decided to look into the law on adapting society for an ageing population, which came into force on 1 January 2016. This law aims in particular to promote access to services improving prevention and social ties, such as the innovative Otono-me service, for elderly people living alone at home.
We have identified 3 key points of this law: