WalkSmart for Home Monitoring
Maintaining an independent lifestyle
We want our loved ones to live at home for as long as possible, but there are benefits to the increased oversight at a senior living facility. WalkSmart can help fill this gap by supplying families and healthcare providers with information about a person's health and safety. If the walker isn't moved for a specified number of hours during the day, and alert can be generated and sent to a family member or care provider, indicating a fall or increased fall risk due to lack of walker use.
Walking more can help manage chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. WalkSmart can also alert families to changes in lifestyle, such as declines in walking and increased visits to the bathroom at night. It can even help monitor a person's sleep habits!
Make data-driven decisions
Familes of elderly patients can use WalkSmart to make data-driven care decisions, such as when the transition to a retirement home should take place in order to reduce fall risk. Many factors in a home can contribute to inadequate use of a necessary walking aide, such as the presence of stairs or narrow doorways. In many cases, it is just as important to know when a walking aide is not being used.
Systems for monitoring motion in the home can be very expensive to install, with monthly fees ranging from $40 - $200. With WalkSmart, just buy the unit and start gathering data!