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TEKTELIC CareBand tracking dementia patients

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2022 USE CASE Using LoRaWAN ® to Continuously and Remotely Monitor Dementia Patients SITUATION A huge percentage of people with dementia will wander at some point during their disease progression. This can pose serious risks, such as becoming lost, injured, or exposed to harsh weather conditions. There is a need for continuous condition and location tracking of dementia patients to keep them safe and provide family members and caregivers peace of mind. BENEFITS The partnership between CareBand and TEKTELIC is enabling public health organizations, senior living communities, and families to ensure quality of care and safety for dementia patients. SOLUTION CareBand and TEKTELIC have created a solution based on LoRaWAN technology that provides caregivers with real-time data to monitor the location and neuropsychiatric behavior of dementia patients. The solution automatically alerts the caregiver of any acute changes in condition to vastly improve safety for the dementia patient and avoid costly hospitalizations. The solution includes an armband worn by the patient, TEKTELIC KONA Micro Gateways for LoRaWAN and the CareBand dementia monitoring platform. Together, these enable healthcare providers and family members to quickly locate the patient, address any condition changes, and measure the efficiency of drugs and therapies. CHALLENGE The main challenge when monitoring dementia patients manually is the time demands it puts on family members and health specialists. For monitoring to be constant, they must spend all their time with the patients, which impedes their ability to do other important daily activities and tasks. Smart Logistics Global Gateway Provider COMPANY CONTACT INFO TEKTELIC Communications, Calgary AB, Canada: Email: CareBand, Chicago IL, the US:

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