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Daily life in care homes during the Covid-19 crisis

It has now been a few days since lockdown began to be eased but vigilance and caution remain the watchwords in establishments for the elderly. Measures taken at the very beginning of the crisis are now becoming increasingly flexible in order to take greater account of the welfare and social needs of residents.

A course of action adopted quickly

 

Even before receiving the official protocol from the Ministry of Solidarity and Health concerning the rules of conduct and safety to be adopted, the management of some retirement homes or nursing homes had already begun to implement effective protection measures. Since then, a new policy has been put in place in order to limit the risks as much as possible: controlling visits, compulsory wearing of masks, questionnaire to be filled in by families, checking symptoms in visitors such as taking their temperature, as well as distributing very precise instructions to staff.

Other establishments have taken additional measures : controlling entrances/exits, installing an infrared thermometer, reducing visiting hours and limiting them to one visitor at a time per resident. Care homes have taken the lead on a massive scale, acting quickly and applying relatively strict guidelines to limit possible contamination.

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Press Release : KINE-SIM – a solution for the rehabilitation of patients recovering from Covid-19

Telegrafik, the exclusive distributor of the KINE-SIM in France, offers a solution to Healthcare establishments (nursing homes, Follow-up Care and Rehabilitation Establishments, etc.) to support the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients, following their admission to an intensive care unit.

At a time when physiotherapists are and will be particularly sought after to look after the rehabilitation of these patients, the KINE-SIM proves to be a real relay to the work of the medical teams.

The KINE-SIM : a relay for physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients

When physiotherapy departments are overloaded in the coming weeks, our KINE- SIM solution can take over their work in the coming weeks.” , explains Carole Zisa-Garat, founder of Telegrafik. “This device, which uses simulation and virtual reality technology to help people age well, is a real asset in the current economic crisis.” , she adds.

Telegrafik distributeur francais Kinesiq Kine-SIMThe device, which is installed in health care facilities within Aftercare and Rehabilitation Departments (SSR) and retirement homes, provides motivating sports activities and thus supports the work of caregivers.

An all-in-one exercise device for rehabilitation and maintenance of functional independence, the KINE-SIM supports the work of physiotherapy departments and improves the quality of life and physical condition of vulnerable people, while differentiating itself in particular through a playful and therefore motivating approach.

It is also the only device combining two motorised force plates that can move the user in synchronisation with a multitude of multimedia scenarios, working on balance, motorskills, orthopaedics and cognitive abilities all at the same time.

SUNDAY: THE SOLUTION FOR KEEPING RESIDENTS CONNECTED WITH EASE

The current health crisis has had a major impact on the daily lives of our elderly people. Retirement homes and nursing homes bring together people who are at high risk of infection. As a result, family visits were quickly banned or highly restricted. Many residents have been struck by loneliness, not always understanding the reasons for this abrupt isolation, or why they can no longer see their loved ones.

In this context, Telegrafik has decided to bring joy and good humour to care homes by making the Sunday solution available to them free of charge. The application allows residents to stay connected with their families by receiving news via photos and videos.

 

How does it work?

Telegrafik supports the establishments in the set-up of the solution, and then its use.

First of all, you need to download the application on your tablet or smartphone. Then simply create an account for each resident and invite their relatives to join the group. The relatives can then send messages, photos and videos to their elderly loved one to keep them up to date with what is happening in their lives, share their adventures.  Thanks to new technologies, distance is no longer an obstacle to communication!

By activating the “PLAY” mode, it is possible for the resident to view all shared moments at once, from his room or apartment, in order to enjoy each moment as often as they wish.

 

Practical solutions to maintain resident morale

This tool saves time for the establishment’s staff, with a single device for managing messages received from families, and provides daily comfort for residents.

The application makes it possible to set up a new part of their daily routine that will be full of emotions!

It is well known that loneliness has serious consequences for the health of the elderly, both physically and psychologically. One thing is certain: a family presence is crucial, sometimes even vital to the well-being of elderly people.

Today, technology offers solutions that are increasingly simple to use, easy to install and that guarantee data protection. On top of that, it allows care homes to take care of their residents, put a smile back on their faces and let them know that we are always thinking of them. Tech-Care!

CONFEE: THE TRACEABILITY SOLUTION FOR ACTING QUICKLY AND LIMITING RISKS

Residential institutions for elderly people are particularly affected by the implementation of measures to deal with the current health crisis.
At this time, Telegrafik is supporting them and providing them with a health crisis management tool, 100% free of charge.

Confee is an application that relies on the traceability of comings and goings and interactions in the establishment, as well as the tracking of symptoms of staff, visitors, caretakers and residents. This solution is of particular interest in establishments with people who are highly exposed to the risk of contamination, such as nursing homes or the retirement homes.

Traceability: an essential element of risk control

Indeed, the application allows to have, in real time, a follow-up monitoring of residents as well as staff.

The history of encounters and contact makes it possible to understand the origin of the possible spread of a virus in the event that someone is infected, and therefore to act accordingly. The staff of the establishment are then immediately alerted, saving precious time in the implementation of adapted measures.

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Telegrafik is supporting you during Covid-19

 

Telegrafik is committed to supporting its partners and customers in these difficult times. After noting their more specific needs in these complicated times, Telegrafik chose to put some of its solutions that could be useful to both professionals and families at the forefront, and to offer them price discounts.

 

 

A health crisis management application, totally free*

It allows the health of residents to be protected and health risks to be controlled by reinforcing the traceability of the virus within establishments that accommodate the elderly.

A photo and video sharing application, totally free*

This tool allows residents to overcome the lack of connection with their loved ones, especially in this period of lockdown, through virtual exchanges with their families and much more.

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Press release : Telegrafik: solutions to overcome the isolation of the elderly during quarantine, at home and in nursing homes (Ehpad)

Based on artificial intelligence, the Otono-me solutions for private homes and residential institutions for elderly dependent people (Ehpad), i.e. Nursing homes, help to overcome the isolation of the elderly during quarantine and to take over from caregivers.

In the current crisis, Telegrafik chooses to offer the Otono-me box to its new customers. The start-up has just announced that they have fund raised a 1 million euros to speed up its development. Telegrafik ensures the continuity of its services to install new devices at its customers’ premises, while respecting barrier gestures.

Otono-me: break the isolation at home and participate in taking over from the care staff in nursing homes

Our Otono-me system is proving to be a real alternative at a time where people are even more isolated than usual and where the amount of staff in healthcare institutions is often reduced.” , says Carole Zisa-Garat, founder of Telegrafik. “They allow us to watch over dependent people from a distance. 

Based on advanced algorithms, the Otono-me device installed in the living area allows the detection of any anomaly which reassures the family and sends alerts when intervention is necessary. A solution that, among other things, fosters support for elderly people at home, in the current context of nursing homes often finding themselves in a fragile state.

In the same way, Otono-me Edao is proving to be a real support for health care personnel in health care institutions. The solution alerts teams in the event of a problem and brings them some comfort and respite. “We are currently working on the detection of rapid changes in behaviour that can be induced by pathologies such as COVID-19. The studies are not complete yet but they look promising.” 

Strict measures to equip people at home or in care homes during Covid-19

To avoid taking any risks and to respect the health regulations in force, Telegrafik has strengthened its measures to be able to remotely equip homes or care homes.

In people’s homes, we have implemented strict procedures to set up our solutions, without coming into contact with dependent people.” , says Carole Zisa-Garat. In order to eliminate contact, gloves, masks, hydro-alcoholic gel and isolated intervention are all used when attending to occupants within the household.

In terms of care homes, Telegrafik relies on existing personnel for the installation of sensors. “We leave the equipment on the steps of the establishments and then guide the teams how to set it up, remotely of course” explains Carole Zisa-Garat.

Free services in several French departments

In several departments of France, Telegrafik participates in projects aimed at making its solutions available to the elderly free of charge, with a view to making its services accessible to as many people as possible. This is currently the case in Haute-Garonne and Seine-Saint-Denis. Families interested in the project can contact the Telegrafik teams directly.

To date, 4,000 people have benefited from Telegrafik solutions in France and Europe.

Press release : Silver Economy – Telegrafik speeds up development and raises 1 million euros for the second time

Telegrafik, a company specialising in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, announces a second round of funding of 1 million euros. With 25 establishments already fitted with its connected solutions, Telegrafik aims to fit 300 sites within 2 years.

Telegrafik was able to benefit from the renewed confidence of its historical investors (notably Citizen Capital, Aviva Impact Investing France, and the BADGE network), but also from the arrival of new investors, including Vessoa, Philippe Carle, as well as the LITA.co community committed to the company’s strong societal impact.

Connected solutions with high added value, and proven with Customers

Thanks to this fund raising, Telegrafik is accelerating its development around its three flagship products: Otono-me EHPAD, Otono-me Home and Residences and Otono-me EHPAD at Home.

We already have more than 1,000 care home rooms, and our solutions clearly meet their objectives: to improve the working comfort of staff who are informed at the right time in the event of a fall, and to keep the residents safe. We now wish to expand and equip a large number of establishments, which thanks to us, will better support their vulnerable or elderly residents., explains Carole Zisa-Garat, President of Telegrafik.

Every month, about 250 falls are detected by Telegrafik and sent to professionals, and 83% of the elderly people interviewed agree that they feel much more reassured.

A market with a bright future 

The market in which Telegrafik operates is characterised by significant growth, driven by the ageing population and the increased life expectancy of people with disabilities. This shows that Telegrafik has positioned itself in a market with a promising future.

“Our ambition is to become the leading operator of connected Smart Care solutions in France.”, says the company’s President.

HOW DOES KINE-SIM IMPROVE THE ELDERLY’S INDEPENDENCE ?

KINE-SIM, a balance and motor skills exercise device that incorporates entertainment technologies. It is primarily designed for rehabilitation and maintaining functional autonomy. The KINE-SIM is available to Suite Care and Rehabilitation services as well as senior residences in order to offer residents motivating exercises adapted to each person’s abilities.  

The primary objective of KINE-SIM is to improve the quality of life and the physical condition of frail or elderly people. For the past year, I’ve suffered from pain in my hip…I was always told there was nothing I could do, that it was just old age osteoarthritis […] I come regularly […] I think the exercises are good […] I’m really happy to see the machine here because it’s a plus for us, it gives us a better quality of life, it’s all there,” says Eugenie Bouchard, Resident at the Ambiance residence, Groupe Maurice, Montreal.

Entertaining and varied exercises

KINE-SIM uses simulation and virtual reality technology by incorporating a playful and interactive aspect. It is based on the simulation of real-life scenarios that users can customise according to their interests. “It helps me to stand upright […] to stand up straight, […] we can walk, we can ski […] it’s a good machine,” says Simon Descaries, a KINE-SIM user.

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PRESS RELEASE – EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN TELEGRAFIK AND KINESIQ

Telegrafik becomes the exclusive distributor of KINE-SIM on the French market

Telegrafik and Kinesiq announce an exclusive agreement for the distribution of KINE-SIM on the French market by Telegrafik, an innovative balance and motor exercise device.

Telegrafik is a French company specialised in Smart Care, particularly known for its connected solutions for seniorsKINESIQ is a Canadian company specialising in innovative physical and neurological rehabilitation equipment.

Telegrafik distributeur francais Kinesiq Kine-SIMThe KINÉ-SIMKINESIQ‘s flagship product, will exclusively appear on the Telegrafik stand at the Salon AGE3 to be held in Paris, this Thursday, February 6th. Visitors will be able to test it there!

Already approved across the Atlantic: the KINE-SIM has notably been adopted by the leader in senior residences in the United States, and is now available on the French market thanks to Telegrafik.

Present on three continents,  KINE-SIM from KINESIQ is the best all-in-one exercise device for rehabilitation and maintenance of functional autonomy. It improves the quality of life and the physical condition of vulnerable people through a playful and therefore motivating approach . With its innovative technology, it is also the only device combining two motorised force plates that can move the user in synchronisation with a multitude of multimedia scenarios, working on balancemotorskillsorthopaedics and cognitive abilities all at the same time.

Do not hesitate to contact our team to discover KINE-SIM !

Why Telegrafik lets you focus on your job: supporting your elderly patients or residents

When we come to set up a smart solution in a residence for senior citizens or a nursing home, we often say to you: “Focus on your job, we’ll take care of the technical side of things”.

Why?

Because we are committed to offering you Telegrafik’s comprehensive service. An appointed representative, an involved team, and most importantly, fully functioning devices for fall detection or preventing loss of autonomy.
From installation to commissioning, we set up everything you need for a service of the highest quality. Then, day and night, we ensure your solution continues to work: you receive alerts when a resident is struggling or needs to be seen by a doctor, and your data is recorded and analysed. We provide you with customer service and ensure your solution receives regular maintenance. In addition, we update your installation if your needs change.

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Design your IoT projects and get them up and running with Telegrafiklab

Telegrafik is the ideal partner to help you design your customised IoT projects and put them into practice. We support you at each stage of your projects with the help of Agile software development: DESIGN & THINK, TEST & LEARN and BUILD & RUN. The aim: Better respond to your customers’ needs in order to generate growth drivers and better profitability.

Here we have some feedback from a project with an insurance company, covering the first two phases: DESIGN & THINK and TEST & LEARN.

The idea: In practice, design and test a consumer solution designed to prevent loss of autonomy

Step 1 of the project consisted of defining the idea. To do this, we worked hand in hand with our partner’s teams. The aim: to have a precise vision of the needs of an insurance company and of the service expected by those it insures.

The chosen solution had to meet the following characteristics in particular, to be:

– accessible to the largest number of people, the general public, with high added value for carers
– attractive to a target audience of families with an elderly relative living alone at home
– able to alert carers automatically if there is a problem (e.g. falling, fainting) in their relative’s accommodation
– easily integrated into the care home
– a personalised smart-home system with a photo holder

We have chosen an idea that brings together safety monitoring, social bond and family communication:

Discreet sensors are installed in the elderly person’s accommodation. The carers can monitor the progression of the person’s daily activity through a smartphone application. They receive an alert in the event of a problem.

Plus, 1 to 3 photographs of the family sent by post every month.

Then the development was launched.
At the end of three months, the beta version solution was available.

This beta version included:

  • Android, iOS and web applications allowing carers to view what their relative is doing in their home and to send them photographs which are then printed and mailed.
  • a specific development with technology building blocks (bricks) enabling SMS alerts to be sent to the appropriate person at the right time in the event of a problem.
  • the physical design of a box containing the home automation part of the service and acting as a photo frame for the elderly person.

The solution was then implemented within families so that it could be tested in real conditions. For this step, families with an elderly relative living alone had to be recruited. We set up the service with elderly people and we ran it for four months.

At the end of this stage of the test, we sent out a qualitative satisfaction survey so as to have feedback on the service that was as precise as possible.

Feedback from families was very positive and the smartphone application was voted for by carers. In fact, 80% of carers used the application. They found this tool really useful and some used it daily to check that their relative’s activity was normal.

Testimonials: “It’s good to know if  she is at home, or if she has gone out for the day or longer...I can see how long she has spent in her room with just a quick glance”

Finally, more than half of carers were prepared to pay to continue using the service.

 

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Smart Home: sensor data integrated into the Telegrafik platform

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The concept of the Smart Home will undergo major transformations over the coming years. Its revenue is expected to grow by 23.8% by 2020 (Source: Digital Market Outlook aggregated by Statista) and our everyday lives will change increasingly as a result. Our refrigerators, for example, will become intelligent. They will be able to tell us in real time what types of food are inside and place an order for us when we need to restock.

 

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What they’re saying about us: Telegrafik: the technology from Toulouse that protects seniors

Telegrafik: the technology from Toulouse that protects seniors

Article published on 5 May 2019, Author: Julie Philippe

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Based in the Toulouse region for five years and specialising in the creation of intelligent software, Telegrafik helps seniors to stay independent for as long as possible. To this end, it has created two solutions for individuals and professionals alike.

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Telegrafik and Vivago combine their innovations to more effectively protect nursing home residents

Vivago and Telegrafik are combining their connected monitoring and automatic fall detection solutions to more effectively protect nursing home residents and immediately inform nursing staff. The benefits of this complete and innovative device for nursing homes are confirmed after installation in a second establishment.

The watch created by VIVAGO and Otono-me Nursing Homes EDAO: a complete solution for protecting the elderly in nursing homes

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After the success of the first interconnected solution in 2016, a second establishment was equipped in early 2019.

The combination of the two technologies improves the safety of residents and the working comfort of nursing staff,” says Carole Zisa-Garat, CEO of Telegrafik.

 

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Telegrafik artificial intelligence explained to Cédric Villani

On Thursday 25 April, Telegrafik had the opportunity to explain to Cédric Villani, a French mathematician and politician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2010, how artificial intelligence is enabling seniors to live more independently.

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Telegrafik is a 15-person company specialising in the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and the silver economy.

Our goal? To enable vulnerable or elderly people to stay independent for as long as possible in their own home, a seniors’ residence or a nursing home.

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Protect an elderly person living at home more effectively with enhanced remote assistance

To remain living in their own homes is a wish shared by 90% of elderly people in France. However, figures show that 81% of falls occur at home.
To protect themselves, vulnerable people are equipped with remote assistance call buttons. When they have a problem, they rely on this call button to be put in touch with an assistance platform and for help to come.
There are also non-wearable solutions, such as Otono-me Home, which complement the call button. These come in the form of sensors installed in the elderly person’s home, such as motion sensors and door sensors, to enhance protection of the individual.

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Carole Zisa-Garat, winner of the Women’s Social Innovation Award at the “Women of the Economy” Award Ceremony

On the occasion of the 3rd Occitanie edition of the “Women of the Economy” Award Ceremony 2019, Carole Zisa-Garat was the winner of the Social Innovation Prize.

This event, dedicated to talented women in the Occitania region, rewards and shines a spotlight on women with an exemplary professional background who actively contribute to the economic development of their region.

Dependency: our selection of proposals from the report on the Elderly and Autonomy submitted to the government on March 28 for legislation

Following a consultation on the care of dependent elderly people launched 6 months ago, a report was submitted on 28 March 2019. For the government, the objective of this report—prepared by Dominique Libault, President of the High Council for the Financing of Social Protection—is to put in place specific short- and long-term solutions with a view to adopting a Dependency Act by the end of the year.

This report, consisting of a synthesis of the lessons learned from the consultation, has resulted in 175 proposals being drawn up.

Below is our selection from the proposals selected by the government:

report on the Elderly and Autonomy

– Revaluation of home care services. This can be achieved by providing a tool that allows home help staff to effectively monitor the development over time of the activity of those they care for, thus giving meaning to their daily interventions;

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Independence: detecting early signs of vulnerability makes it possible to take preventive measures and maintain an elderly person’s independence

In order to allow seniors to continue living at home independently, it is essential to be able to detect the early warning signs of vulnerability before a fall.

Once an elderly person has had a fall, it is then likely that they will no longer be able to live alone at home.

 

Detecting a change in a senior’s activity in advance

Detecting a deterioration in a senior’s activity is helpful not only for their relatives, but also for professionals such as the managers of seniors’ residences.

In this way, they are able to provide more support if needed.

The goals are multiple: to act before a fall, reduce the risk of falling and prevent isolation.

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What they’re saying about us: la Dépêche du Midi, French regional daily newspaper

Telegrafik launches itself on the “Smart Care” market

Article published on 12 March 2019, Author: Anne-Marie Véziat

Having just returned from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Toulouse-based start-up Telegrafik has revealed its ambition to scale up this year by becoming a Smart Care player. ”Our technologies have proved their worth and since our inception in 2013, we have implemented sixty projects which have been validated by our partners,” says company president Carole Zisa-Garat.

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Second fundraiser

It’s time for us to scale up, structure our sales team by hiring four new sales representatives in the second half of the year, and seek new partners.” And presumably also to have a second fundraiser. The first took place in early 2017 and enabled the company to launch its initial solution, Otono-me, a warning and vigilance system for vulnerable people.

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Mobile World Congress 2019: thank you to everyone who visited our booth!

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Telegrafik was at the 4YFN 2019 start-up event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to launch its two new solutions, Otono-me One and Otono-me Five (learn more at www.otono-me.com).

Many personalities including the Catalan delegation accompanied by Nadia Pellefigue, vice-president of the Occitania region and responsible for economic development, higher education as well as research and innovation, had the opportunity to visit our booth and discover our solutions for ageing well at home, in seniors’ residences or long-term care homes.

The result? A great event for the Telegrafik team with many international contacts attracted by the Otono-me solution and the Telegrafik intelligent data analysis platform.

Telegrafik enters smart home market by launching Otono-me One & Five to the general public

Until now, Telegrafik has evolved by providing its’ Otono-me service in the heavily regulated telecare market, making everyday life safer for the elderly as they lose their independence.  The company announces the launch of two new products during the Mobile World Congress 2019, bringing Otono-me to the General Public. 

Telegrafik enters smart home market

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During the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona from 25th to 28th February, Telegrafik announce the launch of Otono-me One and Otono-me Five, establishing their entry into the General Public smart home market.

Carole Zisa-Garat, founder of the young start-up, has a clear goal: “To offer a more accessible service, allowing the maximum number of people to look after relatives experiencing a loss of independence. 

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WE’RE ONE TO WATCH: GEROSCOPIE, MONTHLY REVIEW REPORT FOR NURSING HOME DIRECTORS

Telegrafik, the Artificial Intelligence in Care Services

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Article published in the February edition 2019 Author: Juliette Viatte

Specialists in services relating to keeping elderly people at home and monitoring patients, the Start-Up Telegrafik launches their first Nursing Home at home” in a few days. Founder Carole Zisa-Garat gives us more details.

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“Roadmap” of the Silver Economy: Key points to remember

The Silver Economy sector was relaunched on 22 October 2018 by Agnès Buzyn, French minister for Health and Solidarity.  This was when the minister entrusted France Silver Eco to redraft a roadmap of the Silver Economy for the next two years.

The aim: speed up the process and put operational plans in place to broadcast potential practical solutions for vulnerable persons and their relatives as effectively as possible.

Roadmap of the Silver Economy: Key points to remember

Keep reading to find out about the roadmap’s key points

1) The 3 cornerstones of the roadmap are to:

  • Bring all active parties together.
  • Popularise the Silver Economy.
  • Facilitate the market release of existing services, making them known to the General Public more effectively.

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The “Nursing Home at home” explained

The Nursing Home at home is a device allowing dependent elderly people to benefit from the technology available in Nursing Homes in the comfort of their own. The aim: allow people to continue to grow old in the comfort of their own home in complete safety, preventing potentially dangerous situations.

In fact, the desire for care at home is shared by seniors and their carers, but also by the State, as shown by the French Act on adapting society to an ageing population (ASV), from the 28 December 2015, which places an emphasis on care at home for the elderly.

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Time to assess the 3Pegase project, benefiting elderly people with diminishing autonomy

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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Alzheimer’s disease: definition and symptoms

Alzheimer is a progressive disease particularly causing memory, thought and behavioural disorder. More often than not, the signs of the disease appear slowly and evolve over time. Depending on the patients, the disease can develop more or less rapidly, usually over 5 to 20 years. While the people suffering from the disease are invariably over 65 years of age, it should be noted however that it is not exclusively linked to ageing. The onset of Alzeimer’s can be earlier, often between the ages of 40 and 50 for some 5% of people suffering from the disease.
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Otono-me innovative remote assistance: the solution for vulnerable or elderly people living at home

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 [1]. 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

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FALLS IN SENIORS: WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?

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.

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Telemedecine Technologies and Telegrafik announce their collaboration

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.

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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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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US: LA DÉPÊCHE DU MIDI, FRENCH REGIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER

Ageing more independently with Telegrafik

Article published on 2 December 2018, Author: Jean-Luc Martinez

Some members of the successful Telegrafik team around CEO Carole Zisa-Garat./ Photo DDM.

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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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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TELEGRAFIK RECEIVES THE IOT AWARD AT THE 2018 FUTURAPOLIS – LE POINT COMPETITION

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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THE SOLUTION FOR MAINTAINING AUTONOMY IN SENIOR RESIDENCES

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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