Kaspard, built to improve the quality of life of our seniors.
Kaspard was developed out of valuable input and feedback from healthcare professionals.
Ten years ago, I joined the world of SMEs after spending my career in large financial organizations. That's how I became involved in the medical field. There, I heard many physicians and nurses expressing the need for a fall detection and bed exit solution that was easy to use, unobtrusive and reliable.
I was challenged by the fact that today, we are connected to the whole world in real time. However, a night nurse can be 30 feet away from a room, and still not know what’s going on inside. Indeed, she can’t be everywhere at the same time. Falls are the leading cause of death among the elderly, and the outcomes, both physical and mental, can be very serious. Therefore, it became necessary to reduce the number of falls as well as the associated risks.
Meanwhile, I met developers who were using the relevant technology and the right algorithm to meet these detection requirements. The interaction between the two is what paved the way for the development of Kaspard.
When we started this journey, we had no idea that we could achieve the results we are seeing today. Benefits seen in the field exceed our expectations, and we are doing much more than just detecting falls. We are thrilled to be able to assist and support our users by providing them insights into the circumstances of a fall, as well as reliable data and analyses for personalized care of residents, but most importantly, the ability to intervene before a fall occurs.
We intend to enhance quality of life through insights
Our mission statementWe create a safer environment to preserve the autonomy of the elderly
In order to fulfill our mission and vision, the Kaspard team, for whom the human dimension is key, has established the following set of values:
In order to pursue our vision and mission, Kaspard engages talented individuals who are experts in their subject areas.
A cohesive and inclusive team, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our seniors.
Kaspard, a device that could save lives by reducing falls - Geeko le soir
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Real-time information for early detection of falls - Figaro
Kaspard, a very useful device in nursing homes. Philippe Kaplan discusses its usefulness:
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Agoria talks about Kaspard and the peace of mind it brings with its fall detection device
One in two people over the age of 75 falls at least once a year. And this figure is at least doubled in nursing homes or institutions.Falls have enormous consequences for the elderly, and in the case of undetected falls the consequences become more serious.
One in two people over the age of 75 falls at least once a year. And this figure is at least doubled in nursing homes or institutions.Falls have enormous consequences for the elderly, and in the case...
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Learn about what residents, and healthcare professionals have experienced.
Kaspard has improved the workplace experience for our nurses. Nurses usually do 4 nightshifts to supervise everyone. Now, they know that between shifts, this system is in place to record data, and call them when needed. It provides additional monitoring, making their work easier and more comfortable.
"It is not obvious with bed rails or for bathroom trips, for instance, but Kaspard is extremely important because it helps learning a lot about residents. We know if we need to adjust treatments or secure the room during the day. Kaspard can be an early indicator of declining physical and mental health. Given the health concerns residents have just experienced, Kaspard is a 'little' extra that's extremely important."
"Kaspard lets us adjust medication treatment in consultation with the primary physician. We can understand our residents' nocturnal patterns - why do they get up at that time of night? Do they receive their medication in a timely manner? etc. We use it to gain reassurance, and to understand nighttime behaviours. Once we have enough data, we can move Kaspard to another resident's room - it's unbelievably convenient!"
"Before Kaspard, the number of falls was obviously much higher. In a nursing home with an average of 4 rounds per night, it was not uncommon for a fall to occur, and to actually remain unknown until the next round, because residents in secured units often have dementia, and are not even aware they should use the nurse call system. Kaspard makes it possible to act much faster, more importantly, before a fall."
"The real innovation of Kaspard is that we can now get to a resident before the fall occurs. Kaspard does detect anything that can happen prior to a fall. This device is definitely all about prevention."
"When residents are confused, their families are the ones we deal with to ask for input. Families are delighted that this tool (Kaspard) is in place, and are amazed to see that such a device is available to prevent falls. Relatives are very happy that we have it in place to keep their loved ones safe - it's a huge benefit to the facility."