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)

2023 JUNE

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

2023 APRIL

CIHR repositioning in home care for pressure injury prevention (University Hospital Network) (ONGOING)

2023 APRIL

AGE-WELL healthy aging challenge: Aging at home technology project focusing on pressure injury prevention (University Hospital Network) (ONGOING)

2023 APRIL

A real-world transdisciplinary research partnership (Dalhousie University and Northwood) (ONGOING)



Collaboration with Amba health (UK) for Sleepsense enhancement entering US market (ONGOING)

2023 APRIL

Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) Collaboration through HSC Technologies, our Australian partner, to run a feasibility study using a data analytics platform that combines sensor technology to prevent falls in residential aged care (ONGOING)

2023 MAY

Canada-Japan AI-Healthy Aging Collaboration (multi years) (pending approval)