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The First Ai-based Fall Detection and Support System, Developed by Kami Vision, Allows 54 Million Elderly Citizens in the U.S. To Age in Place

The First Ai-based Fall Detection and Support System, Developed by Kami Vision, Allows 54 Million Elderly Citizens in th

On the heels of its successful General Availability launch of KamiCare, an artificial intelligence (AI) fall management solution for senior living communities, Kami Vision has announced Fall Detect by KamiCare, the world’s first AI fall detection and assistance system available at home that does not require a wearable or pull the alarm. Fall Detect by KamiCare, part of Kami Vision, the computer vision company that provides AI solutions to enterprises, SMBs, and consumers, helps detect and prevent senior fall risk by using affordable vision AI, two-way audio, private verification of incidents, and more.

Fall Detect by KamiCare, helps detect and prevent senior fall risk by utilizing vision AI, private verification of incidents, two-way audio, and more. The at-home system helps seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible and empowers caregivers to act quickly should an incident occur. (Photo: Business Wire)

There are 54 million seniors over the age of 65 in the U.S. and falls are the number one risk to this age group. With the majority of falls going unwitnessed – and one out of five falls resulting in serious injury – the Fall Detect at-home system is a game-changer. It uses award-winning edge-based vision AI technology and a team of qualified experts to identify and confirm falls within 90 seconds and 99% accuracy. Fall Detect by KamiCare reduces fall risk by 60%, prevents unnecessary and costly hospitalizations by as much as 80%, and empowers caregivers to act quickly and prevent future incidents.

“Over 75% of adults ages 50 and older want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. They report feeling safer and more secure in the comfort of their home. At the same time, their families want additional layers of protection in place when it comes to fall risk,” said Yamin Durrani, CEO of Kami Vision. “Fall Detect is an integral service to protect seniors and provide greater autonomy. We’re empowering the age-in-place movement, helping improve the health and safety of loved ones, while respecting their privacy. Through it all, we’re supporting caregivers who are often part of the sandwich generation caring for their own children, and working full time while also caring for aging parents.”

With more than 53M unpaid caregivers in the U.S. and nearly half suffering from depression, financial burden, and burnout, caregivers need support. The issue is compounded by a paid caregiver shortage plus a growing elderly population projected to outnumber younger generations.

Fall Detect by KamiCare supports this vital caregiver community by addressing the number one risk to seniors – falls. The solution supercharges caregivers’ existing capabilities with technology to be their “eyes and ears on the ground,” extending touchpoints even if they’re not physically present. Fall Detect enables more effective and efficient care, which means caregivers have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are safe.

Product Features

The Fall Detect by KamiCare subscription includes multiple sensors that enable family members, friends or caregivers to be instantly alerted when falls are detected, mobilizing teams to coordinate care. Through a combination of advanced AI and human verification, Fall Detect promises 99% accuracy and no false alarms, which reduces notification fatigue for caregivers and family members.

Additionally, Fall Detect identifies “intentional lowering” – a major precursor and warning sign of a dangerous fall – that often occurs with activities like putting on slippers or picking up an object from the floor. And the technology can illuminate potential issues, including obstacles in walking paths, to supplement fall intervention planning. In this way, caregivers can detect falls before they happen and implement changes to prevent them such as physical therapy, medication adjustments, or lowering beds.

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