Libris® 2 fall detection features advanced technology and cutting-edge science, however, it’s still simple to operate for any end-user. Ko Matsuo is a Product Line Manager for Numera fall detection devices, and we’ve tapped into his healthcare market expertise. He explains how the Libris 2 devices makes ‘aging in place’ possible for seniors. Ko also emphasizes that the response benefits of the Libris 2 device go beyond helping just seniors to people with health issues or lone workers. His insightful answers give dealers information they can use to capture new customer opportunities.
1. How does the Libris 2 MPERS empower seniors?
It allows them to live and age independently. Why is this important? Living independently gives seniors several benefits such as the comfort of being in a familiar environment, the assurance of knowing that belongings are in specific locations, and the freedom of pursuing individual routines and making personal decisions. The Numera Libris 2 device allows people to continue to safely live in their own homes, greatly contributing to a longer, happier and improved quality of life.
2. Other than helping active seniors, what other markets or types of users can benefit from Libris 2 fall detection?
Fall detection is a diverse but specialized market. There is an increasing incidence of chronic disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in which fall detection, in conjunction with real-time medical data can help people manage these conditions. In addition, the advanced fall detection technology in our Libris 2 Mobile Personal Emergency Response System product can also help health care providers manage and decrease emergency room re-admittance, which is the biggest cost for the healthcare system. Finally, there are applications for lone workers, truck drivers, night shift workers, or hospitality workers who may work in dangerous or hazardous environments who need the ability to call for help in case of emergency.
3. Besides physicians and healthcare workers, who else should be recommending the unique fall detection capabilities of the Libris 2 devices to seniors?
Libris 2 fall detection is part of a larger picture that includes the decision to take ownership of aging. The decision must ultimately be made by the individual senior. However, decisions are not made in a vacuum. The largest influencers to seniors often are not professionals in the field, but social groups such as friends and family, as well as information sources such as senior advocacy organizations, media outlets or the internet. The need for fall detection is usually triggered by an event, which creates concern or worry. Often, the combination of real events in conjunction with close social pressure and supporting information is what convinces a senior to take ownership of their aging and embrace technologies such as maintaining mobility and independence from the fall detection capabilities in the Libris 2 MPERS.
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