Vayyar Imaging, the Israeli supplier of 4D imaging radar-based solutions, has teamed up with Amazon to make Vayyar Care, Vayyar’s touchless fall detection solution, compatible with the new Alexa Together service from Amazon.
Wall-mounted sensors use point cloud imaging technology to constantly monitor their surroundings, providing peace of mind while respecting privacy.
When the Vayyar Care device detects a fall, it will send a signal to Alexa to ask if the customer wants to call the Alexa Together Urgent Response emergency helpline. Alexa will also send a notification to the aging loved one’s caregiver.
Vayyar Care detects falls in all lighting conditions, including pitch darkness, and even dense steam, making it ideal for use in bathrooms where 80 per cent of falls happen and where customers may not want to have cameras.
“We designed Alexa Together to help aging customers feel more comfortable and confident living independently,” said Nicolas Maynard, senior manager, Amazon Alexa. “Alexa Together offers even more value for aging customers when they can connect a device like Vayyar Care.”
“With today’s seniors more empowered and engaged than ever, there’s a clear need for smart technologies that enable them to maintain their lifestyles, providing the protection they demand and the peace-of-mind their families expect,” said Raviv Melamed, Vayyar Co-founder and CEO.
“That’s exactly where Vayyar Care comes in, and I’m delighted that we’re able to play a pivotal role in Amazon’s new Alexa Together service.”
Vayyar Care builds on the global success of the company’s B2B platform, which provides real-time fall detection and supports advanced activity analytics for senior living communities in the U.S., EU, China, Australia, and beyond.
The multifunctional sensing technology relies on low-power radio frequency waves, providing a safe, robust, and reliable solution for elderly people who want 24/7 protection without compromising their privacy or independence.