During virtual CES 2021 this week, Domalys, a French leader in health technology, premiered the Aladin smart lamp, which is designed to anticipate and prevent falls for assisted living residents and dependents.
Domalys Founder Arnaud Brillaud explains that Aladin smart lamp has proven to reduce the risk of falls by providing automatic lighting to help ensure safety for residents, then also detecting if a fall does occur and immediately alerting caregivers with the built-in fall detection.
“Throughout the western world, the so-called ‘baby boomer’ generation is aging, at risk of losing their independence altogether,” Brillaud said. “Aladin is ideal for securing nighttime activity and increasing autonomy for seniors, alleviating stress for residents and caregivers.”
How Aladin Works
The fully customizable smart lamp is equipped with multiple motion sensors for fall detection and allows for caregivers to monitor from a distance. This gives dependents a greater sense of autonomy. Caregivers are alerted to any problems through Domalys’ online software which records “nighttime activity and notifies of any potential hazards that may occur within the room.”
The smart lamp also does not need to be connected to Wi-Fi. The Domalys system will deploy its own system directly into the wall where the Aladin smart lamp is installed, keeping them connected to a cloud without need for any networking know-how on dependents or caregivers.
Also, Aladin differs from the competitors with three major features: anticipation, prevention, and fall detection.
By anticipating the future action of residents, Aladin can warn caregivers if “something uncharacteristic occurs.” Aladin can monitor baseline activity and understand typical movements made by constituents through machine learning.
Prevention happens when Aladin senses that there is not enough light in the room to safely move around. By lighting any path automatically, according to Domalys, falls can be reduced by up to 75 percent.
If a fall happens, the fall detection monitors notify all contacts or any caregivers nearby as soon as it occurs. The built-in cloud system makes for faster notifications. The client and their family members will each need to download the company’s Ensemble app to utilize its messaging capabilities.
Domalys has deployed more than 100,000 Aladin lamps to clients in Europe. It was named the best fall detection service in the EU market and it is now available within the United States.