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What arrangements can be made to enable elderly people to remain safely at home?

90% of elderly people want to grow old at home, and this is a major challenge, as homes are often no longer suitable for elderly people who are losing their independence.

Keeping older people at home is a key factor in well-being and ageing well. Being able to maintain one’s lifestyle is an advantage for preserving mental health in elderly people, as Dr. Homehr of the Toulouse Teaching Hospital testifies: “As an EHPAD coordinating doctor, this is something I know very well. This morning I was doing an entry for a 92-year-old gentleman, who lived alone in his home, 6th floor with lift, and he had a stroke. His children were not exactly close by; it was getting complicated. He found himself institutionalised because of course he was afraid of walking and afraid of falling, and as soon as he came in, he said to me: “You know, Doctor, I was so happy at home! I’ve been living in retirement for 25 years, I had my little habits, I was comfortable at home. But I understood, I have to… ” He decided, he said to himself “I have to”. He’s got all his wits about him, he used to be a weather engineer.”

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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 – 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 !

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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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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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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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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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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