Remote Activity Monitoring

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Activity Monitoring
Activity monitoring sensors or action buttons report wirelessly to the system located in the residence. Through the Care Portal, caregivers can log in to assess activity levels, pinpoint specific problems, and set alert rules.

Sensor Types

Motion Sensor

There are 4 different categories of activity sensors:

- Used to detect motion, no motion, excessive motion, and wandering motion, and levels of activity
- Used to detect open and closed, and which can also be used on drawers, cabinets, windows, etc.
- Used with a pressure mat to determine when someone is or isn't in the bed or chair
- Wearable pendants, which send a notification to selected caregivers when the button is pressed

Environmental Sensors

- Used to detect indoor or outdoor temperatures that are high or low enough to trigger a notification
- Set lamps to turn on or off at specific times. Set lighting to turn on or off as a response to what's detected by another sensor, for example, a light can turn on if the resident gets up during the night.

How Do the Sensors Work?

You decide how many sensors to use, and where they will be located. The sensors report constantly to the system, which updates activity graphs every 15 minutes. Sensors are all battery-operated and wireless. An antenna attached to the system receives the signals. During the initial setup of the system, the installer will pair the resident's exact sensors to the system, and help set the ideal placement for the sensors in the home.

Caregivers log in to the online care portal and see an overview of activity for the day. If you have particular concerns (examples might be: when the resident is in and out of bed, or when a pill cabinet is opened, or when the resident is in the kitchen, or if the door opens at night) you can set rules that will notify you when particular conditions are met. Notifications can be by telephone, email and text.