Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc. Provides Update on Fall Detection System
Knoxville, Tennessee, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc. (“HITC”) is excited to announce the expansion of its strategic partnership with Merrill Gardens Senior Living. HITC will install its innovative SafeSpace™ with AI Vision™ fall detection technology in a second of Merrill Gardens’ seventy-two communities. The expansion highlights the value and benefits that SafeSpace™ brings to senior living communities and is a clear indicator of HITC’s growth potential.
In the United States, 36 million seniors fall each year - resulting in more than 32,000 deaths annually. "Falls for seniors represent a significant risk to health and mortality, and our AI Vision™ fall detection, which is designed specifically for senior living facilities, addresses that need in a very significant way," said Scott Boruff, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Boruff continued, "The SafeSpace™ system transmits a digital vision stream from the resident’s living space via a proprietary secured network to an on-site AI monitoring server which has been trained to detect and record fall events, and immediately send a message alert."
“Our technology goes beyond fall detection,” stated Ken Greenwood, Chief Technology Officer, “and enables communities to prevent future falls. We can review footage of the fall after the fact to perform a root cause analysis. The staff can then address the actual cause of the fall.”
When asked about the residents' reception to their product, Mr. Boruff answered, "There's a palpable excitement when we talk to the residents about it; they say things like 'Oh I need that’ and ‘can you install it in so-and-so's room down the hall because she's falling a lot.' They look out for themselves and each other and they see this as a way of doing that."
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website, falls among adults aged 65 and older are very costly. Each year about $50 billion is spent on medical costs related to non-fatal fall injuries and $754 million is spent related to fatal falls. HITC estimates that with their SafeSpace™ with AI Vision™ technology, residents and families will be able to reduce their emergency medical costs, reduce injuries, and extend their length-of-stays in facilities.
About Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc.
Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS: HITC) is focused on developing effective, non-intrusive, resident monitoring technologies for senior living communities. Healthcare Integrated Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. More information on HITC can be found at www.getHITC.com.
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