The bed occupancy sensor generates an early warning by alerting our monitoring centre that the user has left their bed and not returned after a specified period of time.
The bed occupancy sensor can also be programmed to switch on lights, helping people find their way to and from bed easily. It is ideal for the following people:
- Individuals recently discharged from hospital
- Elderly, frail or disabled people
- Those with limited mobility such as arthritis
- People of any age taking medication
How does it work?
The bed occupancy sensor consists of a bed pressure pad placed underneath the mattress of the user and an alert is raised should the user get out of bed and not return by a certain time. The sensor can also raise an alert if the user doesn’t go to bed by a particular time or doesn’t get up by a certain time in the morning. The chair occupancy sensor works in the same way.
Why is it needed?
The bed occupancy sensor is specifically designed to monitor a person’s safety at anytime of day or night, this solution reduces the risks to an individual by raising an alert in order to allow trained operators to take the most appropriate action. The solution can be tailored to suit the specific daily activities of the individual. There is an optional facility available to automatically turn on a light to minimise the risk of falling should the person get out of bed.
What is telecare?
Telecare helps to manage risk and support independence by means of unobtrusive wireless sensors placed around the home which detect possible problems such as smoke, gas, flood or a person falling.