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Company
NestSense
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City
Berkeley
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Website
http://www.nestsense.us/practices
Description
From personal experience, we know how difficult it can be to care for a loved one with dementia. We strive to support dementia care by providing key safety functions for assisted living and skilled nursing communities providing memory care. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th most common and single most expensive disease in the US. We are developing computer-vision based safety technology for home and community Alzheimer's care, where falls are the leading cause of hospitalization. In our first pilot study, our technology showed an 80% reduction in the fall rate at one memory care community. We are now in the process of expanding this pilot study throughout Integral Senior Living, the 3rd largest senior living provider in California. We have support from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the University of California Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and the National Science Foundation.