Australian research and innovative-technology manufacturing firm- Sleeptite has reportedly launched REMi- the world’s first smart resident monitoring solution. The novel offering is a result of an Australian Government Cooperative Research Centers Project grant which sees the fundamental study taken from the labs of RMIT and changed into a commercial outcome which is expected to benefit the lives of Australians.
Karen Andrews, Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Government of Australia, was present at the test and manufacturing facility of Sleeptite in Melbourne for the launch of REMi as well as to learn more about the next development in the technology which is the aged-care field trials.
Andrews was reportedly quoted stating that partnerships between researchers and industry are extremely important to solve problems and then lead to commercial outcomes. Constant efforts to develop advanced technology products will not only help create employment across Australia, but also support the nation’s USD 1.5 billion modern manufacturing strategy, she further added.
Citing sources, the latest three-part technology by Sleeptite comprises flexible sensors that are combined into a medical-grade mattress cover, the backend platform that studies the data, and the front-end user interface providing valuable insights for the aged-care population.
Notably, what sets REMi apart from the current aged care monitoring system is the two novel technologies designed and developed in Melbourne.
In a statement by Cameron van den Dungen, CEO of Sleeptite, the recently introduced REMi takes necessary data from the person and the environment in an aged care room- which may be at home or in a facility and sorts what is valuable to user who requires the information.
Elaborating further on the features of the technology, REMi has been developed to allow the aged care workforce to monitor residents, non-intrusively at night, and receive alerts during crucial moments like if a resident falls or may be at risk of falling.
Seemingly, further testing of the product has indicated that the technology may also monitor more health parameters like heart rate and respiratory readings, in the coming times.