WellAWARE Systems, a developer of wellness monitoring solutions for senior care providers, recently announced the commercial availability of its solution that combines proprietary and off-the-shelf sensor, networking, computing, and software technology to deliver a complete monitoring environment without using cameras. Marketed as a turnkey solution with monthly service, it enables caregivers – including professional healthcare providers and family members – the ability to monitor and deliver better care. Built by the industry for the industry, WellAWARE is a low-cost monitoring solution that gathers and reports behavioral and wellness information of a cared-for individual, in their home or at a senior living facility. What started as a concept in 2000 at the Medical Automation Research Center (MARC) at the University of Virginia is now a reality due to investments by two of the country’s largest not-for-profit providers of senior care – Volunteers of America and The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society. These groups are also the first two customers to install the WellAWARE technology solution.
“As the population of the elderly in the U.S. continues to increase exponentially, we saw an opportunity to help empower families and professional care givers by providing solutions that increase the quality of life for our aging population,” said Jeff Noce, president and CEO of WellAWARE Systems. “By offering a passive, unobtrusive monitoring system, seniors are able to maintain privacy and dignity but allow caregivers to make better-informed decisions about the care they provide their residents based on the wellness and behavioral information collected, processed and analyzed with our technology.”