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Innovative light set to transform falls prevention and detection

An innovative, AI-powered smart lamp which detects and prevents falls in older adults has been launched by European tech innovator Nobi.

The Nobi lamp offers a solution to a global problem. Around a third of people aged 65 and over, and around half of all people aged 80 and over, fall at least once a year. Offering help as quickly as possible is crucial and can be a lifesaver.

If a resident falls, Nobi’s intelligent lamp detects this immediately and speaks to the resident, asking if they are okay. In the event of no response or a call for help, the intelligent lamp is pre-programmed to send a message to either caregivers or family members.

In the event of an emergency, the emergency services are notified with the lamp having the ability to open the door for them.

There is also the ability to send an image to show where in the room the fall has occurred. The Nobi lamp can be pre-programmed in line with the resident’s wishes. They can choose whether or not to share an image should a fall occur and can also opt for the image to be converted to an abstract figure to ensure privacy.

Nobi also aims to help prevent falls. When a resident sits upright in bed at night Nobi will shine soft light upwards to gently illuminate the room and if the person then stands up to go to the bathroom, for example, the smart lamp will illuminate the entire room.

In time, the AI technology built into the Nobi smart lamp will also be able to predict certain falls; preventing even more incidents. Changes in walking pace, length of stride and even the person’s posture when sitting will be detected and can be used to alert caregivers of a potential risk.

Nobi CEO Roeland Pelgrims said: “Falls are the most common cause of fatal injuries, and 50 per cent of the elderly who lay on the floor for longer than one hour die within six months of the fall. Quick help after a fall is crucial and equals saving quality years of life.

“Nobi’s ability to communicate immediately with care providers or family members provides peace of mind.”

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