was successfully added to your cart.

Cart

Tochtech solutions powering research for improved senior care

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

Tochtech’s seniors-focused solutions are the basis for two significant research projects taking place this October. Both these Mitacs sponsored projects are looking to understand how the senior care industry which has faced many challenges in the last two years, can benefit from technology and innovation.

Night Time Bed Occupancy Project is focused on better supporting staff caring for Persons Living with Dementia (PLWD) within assisted living and other communal living models.  One key symptom of dementia is disorientation for time and/or place that can lead to a disruption in the circadian rhythm. A result of this, is that PLWD can wake overnight and be confused about when and/or where they are, leading to them exiting their bed and wandering that can include leaving their own room in a care home, or potentially falling and not being detected until someone happens to check on them. Researchers are using Tochtech’s Sleepsense bed monitor to assess if the sensor system will improve staff ability to support residents that have exited beds through more effective response and staff efficiency. Collaborating parties on this 6-month project include SAM3 (researchers from Carleton, Bruyère and UOttawa),  Bruyère Continuing Care, Courtyards Senior Residences and Tochtech Technologies.

Using smart audio devices in seniors’ home environments, researchers from UBC are looking to explore perspectives and experiences of seniors, families and care staff using smart audio devices in senior care settings to broaden user-friendly considerations for future development of senior-focused smart devices. For this project Tochtech’s Tochie personalized smart speaker will be the basis of the project which will involve participation from seniors and their families from Amica White Rock, UBC researchers and Tochtech Technologies. Focus groups will be held at the end of the project for participants’ feedback.

“We are thrilled to be collaborators on both these projects and contribute to improvement in senior care. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and to learn more about the needs of seniors and their families, and research participation is one way to achieve this, while also giving back”, said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech Technologies.

For more information on either of these projects or our products, please visit www.tochtech.com

Tochtech September News Update

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

 While we have managed to take some time off during the summer to recharge and refuel, we at Tochtech have also been busy working with a number partners to reach as many customers as possible:

Toch Smarturns and Tochie now available for purchase online at BestBuy.ca and Amazon.com . Tech-enhanced Life, a corporation with a mission to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families is also now a Tochtech partner and has evaluated our products and is making them available online to their members and the public.

Toch Sleepsense our award-winning sleep monitoring bed sensor has now gone global. While we are busy working on an increasing number of Sleepsense projects with seniors’ homes in BC, this fall we will be embarking on projects in PEI, Newfoundland, the UK and Thailand. Successful installations and pilots with our partners in Australia and China have provided helpful international market feedback as we work on the next product release of Sleepsense.  Alerts from our Sleepsense system have been integrated with nurse call and other alert notification systems allowing for easy assimilation with existing systems.

Tochtech products in the news. Check out a review of Tochie on the Best Buy Blog and a review of  Smarturns by Frank Engelman for enhancing kitchen safety with audio and visual alerts.

If you have any questions about Tochtech or our products please contact us at contact@tochtech.com

Elim Village Retirement Community to pilot Toch Sleepsense bed sensor technology

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

 Tochtech Technologies and Elim Village Retirement Community in Surrey, BC are thrilled to announce a joint pilot of Tochtech’s award-winning Sleepsense bed sensor technology.  Elim Village is a premier retirement community located on 25 acres of community living amenities, offering the full spectrum of senor living, from independent through to full care.  The goal of Elim Village is that as care needs increase, most residents, including husbands and wives, would be able to stay in the community. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety and health and wellness of our residents, and we are keen to pilot this new technology” said Jennifer Ladesma, Director of Care at Elim Village.

  “The objective of the pilot is for Elim Village’s management and staff is to assess the technology in how it will help reduce falls and injuries, increase sleep quality of our residents and positively impact resident and family satisfaction. “We are thrilled to be able to access the sleep information that we have never been able to access before. As we all know, sleep is vital for our health, and so be able to assist our residents achieve a better night’s sleep could make a difference in their physical and mental health” added Ladesma.

Placed under the frame of the bed, Sleepsense is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Real time alerts are then sent directly to caregivers’ smartphones or a nurse call system when a health or safety risk is identified. Sleepsense ensures care staff are constantly updated on the status of residents without having to physically check on them, and alerted on residents most in need of assistance. This new technology offers residents increased safety, especially high risk residents in Assisted Living and Long Term Care. Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition. The Toch Sleepsense pilot program is also being launched at Fleetwood Place in Surrey and Chalmers Lodge in Vancouver.

Senior living providers interested in participating in the Sleepsense pilot program can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com

For more information on Sleepsense please watch our video and read the following article.

Fleetwood Place Residential Care in Surrey commences pilot of Tochtech bed sensor technology

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

Tochtech Technologies is delighted announce that Fleetwood Place in Surrey, BC, has commenced a pilot of Tochtech’s latest Sleepsense bed sensor. With a focus on providing the best care possible for long term care residents, care leaders at Fleetwood Place believe that Toch Sleepsense can help increase safety for high risk residents through its fall prevention and emergency notification capabilities. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety of our residents, and Sleepsense definitely caught our attention” said Kevin Ahmon, Executive Director at Fleetwood Place.

Placed under the frame of the bed, Sleepsense is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Real time alerts are then sent directly to caregivers’ smartphones or a nurse call system when a health or safety risk is identified. Sleepsense ensures care staff are constantly updated on the status of residents without having to physically check on them, and will alert staff on residents most in need of assistance. This is especially critical as most senior living providers struggle with adequate staffing levels during COVID-19. “We are working with our pilot partners to ensure this vital information collected and identified by the Sleepsense bed sensor gets to the right staff at the right time, so the necessary action can be taken – additionally, the dashboard provided offers critical information in real time.” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech.

“The management and staff are delighted to be trialing this technology. The installation went smoothly, and staff have been well supported with training and help. The ability to customize the monitoring of each resident based on their needs, will help enhance our ability to offer personalized care to our residents” said Ahmon. “This innovation provides so many more benefits for our residents and staff compared to the bed alarm pads being currently used, so we are thrilled to have a chance to test it” added Ahmon

Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition.

Senior living providers interested in benefiting from the Sleepsense technology can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com and discuss a product trial.

Laurel Place Care Centre & Chalmers Lodge Assisted Living commence pilot of Tochtech bed sensor technology

By | Sleepsense | No Comments

Tochtech Technologies is delighted announce that Laurel Place Care CentreSurrey and Chalmers Lodge, Assisted Living, based in Vancouver, have commenced independent pilot projects of Tochtech’s latest Sleepsense bed sensor. With a focus on high risk and memory care unit residents, care leaders at both Laurel Place and Chalmers Lodge believe that Toch Sleepsense can help increase safety for high risk residents through its fall prevention and emergency notification capabilities. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety of our residents, and Sleepsense definitely caught our attention” said Liezel Hippsley, Site Leader at Laurel Place Care Centre.

Placed under the frame of the bed, Sleepsense is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Real time alerts are then sent directly to caregivers’ smartphones or a nurse call system when a health or safety risk is identified. Sleepsense ensures care staff are constantly updated on the status of residents without having to physically check on them, and will alert staff on residents most in need of assistance. This is especially critical as most senior living providers struggle with adequate staffing levels during COVID-19. “We are working with our pilot partners to ensure this vital information collected and identified by the Sleepsense bed sensor gets to the right staff at the right time, so the necessary action can be taken – additionally, the dashboard provided offers critical information in real time.” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech.

“The management and staff are delighted to be trialing this technology. The installation went smoothly, and staff have been well supported with training and help. The ability to customize the monitoring of each resident based on their needs, will help enhance our ability to offer personalized care to our residents” said Lara Fares, Director of Care at Chalmers Lodge.

Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition.

Senior living providers interested in benefiting from the Sleepsense technology can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com and discuss a 1-month free trial.

Laurel Place to pilot Toch Sleepsense bed sensor

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

Tochtech Technologies and Laurel Place Care Centre in Surrey are about to embark on a pilot program of Tochtech’s latest Toch Sleepsense night safety bed sensor. Laurel Place, a leading seniors’ care accommodation provider of Long term care, BSTN and Convalescent Care services and a member of the Park Place family, will be piloting this new technology in their BSTN unit. Both Tochtech and Laurel Place management believe that this latest technology can help increase safety for high risk residents through its fall prevention and emergency notification capabilities. “We are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance the safety of our residents, and we are keen to pilot this new technology” said Liezel Hippsley, Site Leader at Laurel Place Care Centre.

“The objective of the pilot is for Laurel Place staff and management to understand how Sleepsense can be effectively integrated with their current delivery model of care so as to enhance the safety of the residents and at the same time better support their staff. Tochtech is also looking for feedback to further improve our technology, and pilot programs are an excellent way of working with the community. ” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech.

Placed under the frame of the bed, Sleepsense is able to detect body movement, in and out of bed status and vital signs (heart and breathing rate). Real time alerts are then sent directly to caregivers’ smartphones or a nurse call system when a health or safety risk is identified. Sleepsense ensures care staff are constantly updated on the status of residents without having to physically check on them, and alerted on residents most in need of assistance. This new technology offers residents increased safety, especially high risk residents in Assisted Living and Long Term Care. Toch Sleepsense was the recent winner the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge Competition. The Toch Sleepsense pilot program is also being launched at Fleetwood Place in Surrey and Chalmers Lodge in Vancouver.

Senior living providers interested in participating in the Sleepsense pilot program can contact Tochtech at 1-800-360-1286 or info@tochtech.com

For more information on Sleepsense please watch our video and read the following article.

Tochtech Technologies February 2021 webinar events

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

Tochtech Technologies is delighted to have been invited to present at the following events for the month of February:

 

February 9th and 23rd: MCSA Brainy Boomer Lecture Series

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) Lecture Series, a popular lecture series which started in 2007  aims to educate seniors and the community on topics related to healthy aging. Since the pandemic started, MCSA has begun offering its lecture series virtually and with great success! 

Registration for the upcoming lecture event can be done at http://CMEV.eventbrite.com

MCSA was established in 1985 as a multi-disciplinary academic unit dedicated to gerontological research and postgraduate teaching on the mechanisms of aging as well as prevention of age-associated disorders. The MCSA has achieved international recognition for its integrative work on the neurodegeneration of the aging central nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases. The Centre’s scientists are renowned for their contributions in the fields of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s diseases and other cognitive disorders. More information on MCSA can be found at http://mcsa.ca

Previous lecture events can be viewed on the MCSA Lecture Series YouTube channel.

 

 

February 11th: The Senior’s Choice

The Senior’s Choice is the world’s largest membership network of senior care providers. Home care agencies associated with The Senior’s Choice are among the top performers in their respective markets when it comes to overall client satisfaction. It goes to show that when you provide caring and talented professionals with our outstanding training, exclusive programs and the best operating systems and support in the industry, good things are bound to happen.

The Senior’s Choice is interested in introduceingTochtech Technologies products to their members to help them better support seniors and their families who choose to age at home. More information on The Senior’s Choice can be found at https://theseniorschoice.com

Tochtech Technologies – CTAAN partnership supports healthy aging in northern and remote communities

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

 

Tochtech Technologies is pleased to announce a partnership with the CTAAN National Innovation Hub to support aging in northern and rural communities. Tochtech’s technology solutions that support healthy aging and better connecting caregivers with seniors are being evaluated by the CTAAN team. Amongst the products being evaluated by the team is Tochtech’s latest innovation, Toch Sleepsense. Toch Sleepsense , regarded as the next-generation bed alarm was awarded the winner of the 2020 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge.

CTAAN is a unique partnership between AGE-WELL, Northern Health and UNBC which has been tasked with breaking the barriers to the adoption of technologies that can help older residents of northern and rural communities age happily and healthily in those communities. “Our partnership with CTAAN is a great opportunity for remote communities to benefit from our products. Seniors everywhere have been greatly impacted by COVID, and family caregivers as well as senior care industry stakeholders are seeking new and innovative ways to support seniors remain safe and healthy. I am confident our products can play a role.” said Jessica Yang, CEO of Tochtech.

“The Sleepsense system was set up in minutes and is easy to use. Sleep statistics, heart rate and breathing rate are neatly and effectively displayed” reported Richard McAloney, Executive Director of CTAAN.

“Our partnership with Tochtech will allow us to increase awareness of Sleepsense throughout the region and co-develop effective, integrated solutions to support older adults and caregivers” added McAloney.

For more information on Toch Sleepsense please visit www.tochsleepsense.com

2020 Wrap Up

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

As 2020 comes to a close the team at Tochtech Technologies would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and business.

2020 has been the most challenging year for most of our clients who work with seniors and in the care sector, or are family caregivers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the amazing work you are doing in supporting our seniors.

Like most businesses the world over, Tochtech has had to adjust to the pandemic restrictions and are happy to report we were able to do this without major disruption to our operations. Some 2020 highlights for Tochtech include winning the 2020 AGEWELL National Competition with our latest Toch Sleepsense bed sensor and the validation of this new technology with a number of pilots at care homes throughout BC. This year also saw us expand our partnerships with a number of local partners that include, SeniorAdvocate.ca and Age Friendly Business ,and increase our global reach in Australia and New Zealand. 2020 has seen our business in China progress with the establishment of a joint venture with a local enterprise and the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary.

As we look forward to this year ending and towards 2021 with much hope, the team at Tochtech wish you a very happy holiday season.

Tochtech Technologies signs exclusive partnership with Australian HSC Technology Group (ASX:HSC)

By | Toch Sleepsense | No Comments

Tochtech Technologies is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive marketplace partnership with Australian HSC Technology Group Limited(ASX:HSC) for sale and distribution of Toch Sleepsense, Tochtech’s award-winning sleep safety and monitoring technology.

HSC Technology Group is a Software as a Service (SaaS) data analytics company that uses next generation Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to deliver decision-making insights that improve people’s safety, independence, autonomy and most importantly improve their lives.

“We are delighted to add an innovative piece of IoT technology such as Tochtech’s Sleepsense to the company’s healthcare suite,” Graham Russell said.

“Sleepsense is unique in the market as it is not affected by the issues that wearable devices may have and provides an unintrusive means of identifying accurate body movement and vital signs no matter where the sleeper is positioned.

“The device will be invaluable for the aged care industry as it alerts caregivers when a resident experiences a health risk, such as an abnormal heart or breathing rate during sleep, meaning staff will be able to respond quicker and provide care based on real-time information.

“It will also be ideal as a smart home peripheral as it includes a sleep analysis feature and, promotes and encourages good sleep habits to benefit the health and wellbeing of your children and family.”

The agreement covers the Australian and New Zealand territories. HSC will integrate Sleepsense into its proprietary TALIUS platform, to further enhance the functionality available to HSC’s customers.

Tochtech Technologies CEO and co-founder Jessica Yang said she was very excited to expand their reach into Australia and New Zealand, to help underpin their global growth vision.

“Our company has been working hard to come up with an innovative product that makes a difference for long-term care and assisted living residences as well as home use,” she said. “As we have seen the toll that COVID-19 has taken on nursing and care staff and seniors has been immense, and Sleepsense provides an extra resource to help reduce fatigue while increasing care levels.

“I’m sure it will be well received in these new markets and look forward to working with HSC as part of their healthcare solutions.”

Toch Sleepsense is a non-wearable sleep tracker the size of a mobile phone that is placed under the leg or frame of the bed. It uses high-precision sensors and algorithms to measure BCG waves (ballistic forces generated by the heart) and reports heart and respiration rates, monitors sleep patterns and quality, and issues alerts to carers or nursing staff when a health risk is identified during sleep. Toch Sleepsense won the 2020 Canadian Age Well National Impact Challenge.

For more information on Toch Sleepsense please visit www.tochsleepsense.com