Research and Reports
Toch Sleepsense has been independently validated and assessed for accuracy, reliability and value in a range of real life and controlled laboratory environments. The following are research projects and studies completed and currently being undertaken:
Exploring Perspectives on Technology: Toch Sleepsense (COMPLETED)
Overview: Toch Sleepsense was the focus of a workshop AgeTech Discussions: Exploring Perspectives on Technology (ADEPT). The workshop that was attending by business leaders and clinicians from senior care and medical fields, was conducted by the Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North (CTAAN) and focused on bridging the technology adoption gap by older adults and care partners in northern and rural communities in British Columbia. The feedback from participants were highly positive.
Evaluating Toch Sleepsense in value producing in relation to the Quadruple Aim of Healthcare (COMPLETED)
2023 FEBRUARY 10
Overview: The assessment reviews Sleepsense from the perspective of Patient Experience, Population Health, Care Team Well-being and Reducing Costs.
Toch Sleepsense bed-exit feature testing by Bruyere Research Institute in a complex care environment (COMPLETED)
2023 JANUARY 31
Overview: Toch Sleepsense was tested to assess the technology’s ability to provide care staff in a complex care environment with real-time information about the bed existing activities of residents at risk of falls or residents wandering during the night shift.
Toch Sleepsense laboratory testing by Carlton University and AGEWELL SAM3 (COMPLETED)
2023 JANUARY 24
Overview: Toch Sleepsense was put through a rigorous testing to determine the accuracy of the sensor and its capabilities through a series of laboratory objective tests that simulate the real-world use case scenarios, such as varying positions of sleep on the bed, different beds and varying positions of a reclining bed, that would be expected.
Implementing Sleepsense technology for hospitalized older adults (Vancouver Coastal Health) (Ongoing)
Overview: The team aims to explore the feasibility and acceptability of Sleepsense® technology in an inpatient specialized geriatric and psychiatric setting. This study will be guided by the Collaborative Action Research framework, ensuring a comprehensive approach. https://www.vchri.ca/announcement/2023/06/13/team-grant-awards-2023-recipients