Bay Area’s Blue Willow Systems Highlights Innovative Wearable Technology for Elders

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Bay Area’s Blue Willow Systems Highlights Innovative Wearable Technology for Elders

at Aging 2.0 Optimize Conference in San Francisco

October 12-14, Hilton Union Square

 

Revolutionary Automatic Fall Detection and Automatic Alerts Key to Blue Willow System

 

12 October 2016–Washington, DC: Blue Willow System (www.bluewillowsystems.com)
“has cracked the  detection and elopement problem,” said Steve Moran of the respected Senior Housing Forum. “Blue Willow Systems has figured out how to take advantage of technology and capabilities.  They have created the system you have been looking for.”

Debuted just last month at the prestigious NIC Conference in Washington, DC, Blue Willow is already causing a buzz in the senior living and health care space. In a recent issue of Forbes Magazine (9/28/16), the discussion is around three industries that will be transformed by intelligent technology, including health care. Blue Willow is poised for that revolution. This week, at the Aging 2.0 Conference in San Francisco (October 12 – 14, Hilton Union Square), Blue Willow will be, as the conference tagline pronounces, “at the intersection of innovation and aging.”

“Blue Willow Systems and Aging Aging2.0 share a vital mission,” said Vikram Devdas, Founder and CEO of Blue Willow Systems. “We both exist to bring the worlds of senior care and innovation together.”

Devdas founded the company after the tragic loss of his father due to an undetected fall. As he learned more about the issue, the highly-regarded computer engineer and successful entrepreneur, found that undetected falls account for a significant proportion of the hospitalizations of seniors in senior care communities. However, he was surprised to learn that new technologies weren’t being used to solve the problem, and decided to change this. The result, Blue Willow Systems, is an innovative fall detection and alert system designed to allow seniors’ facilities to automatically monitor the health and location of their residents using a variety of wearable and non-wearable sensor devices.

“Previous technologies required the wearer to pull a string,” Devdas continues. “What if your mother has a stroke and is incapacitated, or your grandfather has a heart attack and is unable to move? The automatic features of geo sensing in the Blue Willow device make previous technologies obsolete. Our patented technology is the future of senior and disability care delivered now: safely, securely and via the cloud.”

Blue Willow Systems makes fall detection and health monitoring into an easy-to-implement solution. Its innovative, cost-effective system provides significant benefits to meet all the challenges of helping seniors to stay independent:

“The Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE conference is the world stage for innovation and aging, ” said Richard Heaton, Blue Willow Systems CTO & COO, noting that the company has already started to install the Blue Willow System in care facilities in both the US and Canada. “This is exactly where we need to be, and should be, at this point in our development track.”

The Blue Willow System comprises a number of industry advantages:

• Provides an integrated and modern platform: Blue Willow Systems offers an end-to-end solution that uses wearables and sensors within a resident’s living space, and sends information instantly to mobile and desktop dashboards for caregivers and operators.

• Cloud-based delivery proves ample mobility and flexibility: Multiple locations and on-the-go staff members require a solution that can be managed from anywhere, at any time. Blue Willow Systems is cloud-based, so you can access your data and tools whenever you need them.

• SaaS model gives you affordability and just-right functionality: No need to purchase an expensive software solution that’s packed with features you don’t use-not to mention getting hit with fees for upgrades and support. Software-as-a-service allows you to buy only what you need, making it an extremely budget-friendly option that still has all the functionality you require.

• Automatic monitoring, reporting, and alerts give you real-time insights: Fall prevention and health monitoring are a 24/7/365 responsibility, but few organizations can staff up to those levels. Now there’s no need. With Blue Willow Systems, you have always-on monitoring, which issues alerts when risks are detected. You also have reports that can give you insights on trends and issues worth watching.

About Aging2.0

Aging2.0® is a global innovation network on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through community (Aging2.0 Alliance and Chapters), events, startup programs and content. Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world, cultivating a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, senior care providers and older adults themselves.

Aging2.0 works to bring the worlds of senior care and innovation together. Supporting technologists and entrepreneurs as they develop new products and services to fit within the needs and opportunities of the aging industry – and vice versa – working with key leaders in senior care and senior housing organizations to introduce them to cutting-edge technology and help them integrate innovation into their businesses.

Founded in 2012 by Katy Fike and Stephen Johnston, Aging2.0 is passionate about changing the conversation around aging from 1.0 (focused on challenges, exclusively medical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle oriented, opportunity driven) – hence the name: Aging2.0.

Aging2.0 is run by a small, dedicated, mission-driven team out of San Francisco, California. Aging2.0’s 40+ volunteer-run Chapters span the globe with chapters across Europe, Asia, United States, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

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