Falls Detection and
SAFE is a fall detection and alert system that uses thermal imaging sensors to provide clinicians with advanced warnings of potential fall incidents. SAFE is a non-intrusive but effective way of preventing falls from beds which is ideal for hospitals, care homes and other residential settings.
It uses a thermal imaging sensor and intelligent algorithms to detect the potential risk level of a patient’s position in a bed. If system deems a patient to be at risk it sends out an alert to nearby clinicians instantly alerting them to a possible fall. In effect, increases a clinician’s field of view and enables them to monitor a patient’s risk of falling even when they are not present in the room.
The SAFE Smart Surveillance Unit (SSU) is placed on the ceiling above the bed of a patient, where the system monitors the patient’s position within the bed by cross-referencing it with predeﬁned classiﬁcations - this information is then transmitted instantly to all relevant persons in real-time. To further increase system usability, portable handheld devices are included which enable the clinician to move freely around the environment whilst keeping in touch with patient movements.
System to Avoid Fall Events
State-of-the-art thermal imaging camera
Handheld portable devices
Individual incident log
Clinicians can observe their patients’ movement in real-time via the intuitive and easy-to-use monitoring scree
The algorithm can be adjusted to send out a greater or smaller number of alarms based on an individual patient risk
Handheld devices can be included enabling clinicians to be fully observant without the need to be present at the monitoring screen
The thermal imaging equipment does not infringe on patient confidentiality and only a pictorial representation is shown via the monitoring screen leading to a non-intrusive preventative solution.