Nokia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with St Luke’s Eldercare (SLEC) to co-develop and conceptualise solutions for proper care of the elderly. This includes a trial of Asia’s first fall prediction video analytics application.
Dr. Kenny Tan, CEO, SLEC, said: “Our partnership with Nokia aligns with our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our patients, clients and caregivers, and our long-term vision of transforming community care. We hope that by trialling this solution with Nokia, it will enable significant improvements in fall risk prediction, early intervention, and care provision before seniors suffer an injury.”
Danial Mausoof, head of Strategic Marketing, Asia Pacific & Japan for Nokia, said: “Nokia is committed to transforming digital healthcare and our innovative solutions aim to make a real difference in the lives of people.
By empowering the elderly to live independently through personalized and predictive solutions, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience, accelerating digital future and reimagining healthcare in Asia.”
Nokia Bell Lab’s proprietary video analytics technology is used to discretely and continuously monitor and predict walking speed, gait and step width, after which alerts will be sent when there is an increased risk of the person falling. Nokia IMPACT IoT Platform will be the next phase of the application integration, to allow the caregiver to view and collect information from the solution and other sensors that elderly use.