Essence helps seniors live with chronic conditions

  • June 1, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Essence SmartCare, a specialist in IoT-based remote care, has launched a remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform for active seniors and older adults living with chronic conditions.

VitalOn combines telecare, wellness and RPM capabilities into one connected platform. The system is always on, providing continuous monitoring and chronic conditions management for a wide range of healthcare needs, both in the home and on the go. It continually gathers and analyses patient data from multiple health and monitoring devices to facilitate proactive, predictive and preventative care.

The platform is installed through a gateway with multiple connectivity options and is compatible with a wide range of Bluetooth Low Energy enabled medical devices. It continuously monitors wellbeing parameters and routine vital signs to detect and alert users, carers or clinicians in case of abnormal activity. The user experience is optimised by addressing aging-related issues and chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure without the need to rely on smartphone or tablet apps.

“As people age and their medical needs become more complex, they find themselves torn between the need to feel safe and cared for while remaining free and independent,” said Haim Amir, CEO of Israel-based Essence Group. “VitalOn helps resolve this dilemma by enabling seniors to monitor their vital health indications and connecting them directly to their care providers, both inside and outside of the home. It allows them to continue living safe, active and independent lives, regardless of whether they have only minimal medical needs or require regular, chronic or even intensive treatment.”

To enable an integrated and scalable suite of monitoring devices, Essence SmartCare has partnered with various connected medical device manufacturers. At launch, the suite includes a pulse oximeter, weight scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer, blood glucose meter, and wearable activity and sleep tracker. All devices automatically pair with the VitalOn gateway and are both FDA-cleared and CE-marked. Once connected, they continually transmit patient-generated data to a real-time clinical dashboard that enables care teams to remain constantly informed, facilitating early intervention and improved patient outcomes. APIs enable seamless integration with all major health monitoring platforms.

“We face a reality in which at least 80% of seniors are living with at least one chronic condition, which requires continuous monitoring for effective management,” said Barak Katz, general manager for Essence SmartCare. “VitalOn provides the most connected, vigilant and seamless solution for monitoring the health and wellbeing of seniors without infringing on their daily lives. This is in line with our company’s overriding commitment to provide peace of mind through innovation, by bringing to market accessible and easy-to-use technologies that significantly improve quality of life.”

Essence SmartCare is partnering with telehealth service providers and system integrators to implement the technology in health systems and senior care facilities across the USA, European Union and Australia.

Essence SmartCare is part of the Essence Group and develops health and care platforms for healthcare and senior care providers, enabling smart preventive care and emergency response so seniors can live life to the fullest with total peace of mind.