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Blue Willow Systems Innovators To Speak at Leading Age Peak Leadership Summit

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Blue Willow Systems Innovators To Speak at Leading Age Peak Leadership Summit

March 19 – 22 in Washington, DC

Revolutionary Automatic Fall Detection and Automatic Alerts
are Key to Blue Willow’s Innovative Wearable Technology for Elders

17 March 2017 – San Mateo, CA: When the nation’s top-tiered executives in senior living converge on Washington, DC March 19 – 22 for the Leading Age Peak Conference, the San Mateo-based Blue Willow Systems of ( will be there to bring “high touch” values to “high tech” solutions for an aging population and the organizations that serve their residential needs.

“We know Blue Willow Systems can save lives. The difference between automatic fall detection and having to push a button or pull a string on the wall, can be the difference between life or death,” said Richard Heaton, CEO of Blue Willow Systems “The Leading Age Peak Conference is the premier forum for top-tiered executives in senior living to connect and share strategies, best practices and innovative technologies. We are honored and pleased to have been invited to partner in the Leading Age PEAK Zone by Cornell Communications and Matrix Care.”

“Community caregivers have much more mobility and flexibility when technology partners with traditional care models,” said Maggi Broggel Blue Willow Vice President of Clinical Services & Risk, noting that the company has already started to install the Blue Willow System in care facilities in both the US and Canada. “The upcoming generation of caregivers has grown up around technology and expects a very sophisticated level of technology to support them in their job. Blue Willow Systems’ platform helps communities attract and retain top talent while providing a higher level of care for their residents.”

Heaton and Broggel, will speak, respectively, in the Summit’s ”Tech Zone” ( on Monday, March 20 at 10:30am and Tuesday, March 21 at 10:30am. Their topics are:

Are You Looking Beyond What is Familiar?
Featuring, Richard Heaton
Monday, March 20: 10:30am
Computer Brain-Learning using neural networks or Artificial Intelligence is now available to detect critical care needs, like falls, to more effectively respond and care for residents. Join Blue Willow Systems CEO Richard Heaton for a discussion about the next wave of AI and computer brain learning devices.


Selecting Technology that Will Help Differentiate Your Services
Featuring, Maggi Broggel VP of Clinical Services & Risk
Tuesday, March 21, 10:30am
New technologies are adding value to community-based care, allowing operators to differentiate their services and gain market advantages to increase occupancy and revenue. Join Blue Willow Systems, Vice President of Clinical Marketing & Risk, Maggi Broggel, RN for a discussion about how to communicate the value new technologies to families, residents, and referral sources as new sources of revenue and move beyond cost-based thinking to revenue generation.

“Being able to give peace of mind to residents and family members while also providing communities the best safety tool is a game changer,” said Fara Gold, Blue Willow Systems Vice President of Business Development. Gold will be onsite during the entire Peak Leading Age Conference to do one-on-one demonstrations. “Blue Willow Systems’ innovative resident safety platform provides assisted living communities with the technology to exceed care expectations is really our competitive advantage.”

Debuted last fall 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. Blue Willow System is a “unique patent pending end-to-end resident and staff safety solution with specially designed wearable devices, access points, and a SaaS-delivered cloud platform that enables automatic fall detection monitoring, reporting, real-time visuals of location, and alerts.” (Laurie Orlov, Aging in Place Technology Watch). Blue Willow “has cracked the  detection and elopement problem. Blue Willow Systems has figured out how to take advantage of technology and capabilities.  They have created the system you have been looking for.” (Steve Moran, Senior Housing Forum)

“Blue Willow Systems and the conveners of the Peak Leadership Summit share a vital mission,” said Vikram Devdas, Founder and inventor of Blue Willow Systems. “We both are devoted to the betterment of assisted living.”

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 features of automatic fall detection and geo-location 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 is a revolutionary SaaS resident safety platform automatically detecting falls, with wander management, calculating real-time resident and staff activity, aggregating events, interpreting, and analyzing information while providing sophisticated incident and trend reports allowing operators to deliver better care, reduce overhead and manage staff workflow in the most efficient way to provide accurate evidence of events compatible with electronic health records resulting in increased revenue, staff effectiveness, resident and family satisfaction which may decrease insurance and litigation expense.