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The below article “Aged care leader senses opportunity” was published in BankSA Focus Magazine in December 2019.

Aged care leader senses opportunity

Modern technology is steadily pervading all areas of life and the aged care sector is no exception.

As one of South Australia’s largest providers of quality independent retirement village living and ageing care services, ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) has embraced modern technology to help it deliver on its primary goal to support people to live independently at home as they age.

The not-for-profit organisation has invested in a revolutionary activity tracking system called ‘Billy’, which records the movements of older people in their own homes to give their families peace of mind that they are maintaining their daily routines.

ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter says Billy uses data from motion sensors to recognise, learn and monitor a person’s routine patterns of behaviour within their home, which can then be shared with family members and care providers via a smartphone app.

“We’re constantly looking at new ways to help people remain in their homes for longer as they age, and Billy is one of those new ways,” said Dr Panter.

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Posted: January 8, 2020