Solutions from
Tekes Safety and Security Programme
Easy Identification of Infections
User need
 Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) are a global
problem in hospitals and o...
Secure and Independent Living

13 companies create a new home environment for the elderly

User need
 Technological solut...
Wireless Sensor Gateway
User need
 Wireless technologies are incompatible –
prevents new business

Approach
 Hierarchica...
Location Aware Help for those with Cognitive
Impairments
User need
 Not closing users to confines of their house.
 Provi...
Efficient on Duty Care Services
for the Elderly
User need
 Number of elderly people is increasing  municipalities
facing...
The Control of Airborne Infectious Diseases in
the Isolation Rooms of Hospitals
User need
 The need of airborne infection...
Domestic Fire Safety
User need
 Elderly living alone need enhanced fire safety due
to their reduced physical and cognitiv...
User need
 More than half of fires in homes arose from cooking
 In Norway the installation of cooker safety systems is m...
Care for Clients with Memory
Disorder
User need
 Elderly with memory disorder should be able to
lead normal life at home ...
Fighting Loneliness
User need
 Lack of social connections is one of the three most
important issues to be addressed, when...
Improving Hand Hygiene
User need
 Hand hygiene is the single most important factor while curbing in
hospital infections
...
High Hygiene Patient Shoes
User need
 Current commonly used hospital shoes structures are
likely to cause infections for ...
ICT Design for Intellectually Disabled
User need
 Intellectually disabled (ID) people want to use
ICT services for
hobbie...
Cleaning Cooling Beams Professionally
User need
 The traditional way of cleaning the cooling beams in hospital
wards is l...
Remote Care Technologies
Need
 Predicting possible danger situations at home – especially
for elder people

Solution
 Su...
Co-creating Care Services
User need
 The elderly have to be heard while designing
new care services and renovating old on...
Automated Kitchen Fire Safety
User need
 Cooking fires are #1 household fires around the world
and they are increasing be...
Discrete Care
User need
 Patients with Alzheimer often do not
accept wrist devices or other sensors
attached to them

Sol...
Proactive Solutions for Hospital Hygiene
and Infection Control
User need
 Health care associated infections are a
global,...
Compatible Care
User need
 A strong need to stave off the trend toward an increasing
number of non-compatible segments in...
Direct PCR Advances DNA Testing
Need
 Current PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method
for amplifying DNA in a tube using s...
Safe Hospital to Home Discharge
User need
 Early discharge from hospital care is in the keen
interest of both hospital an...
Secure and Independent Living

Researchers support technical integration for user-friendly experience

User need
 Technol...
ITEA2 - Guardian Angel for the Extended Home
Environment
User need
 Solutions that support living at home when ability to...
Effortless and Cost-Efficient Safety Solution
for the Elderly
User need
 Enable elderly people live at own home longer wh...
Injury Prevention Roadmap
User need
 Injuries among elderly is an increasing threat, 7000
hip fractures in Finland alone ...
Preventing Hospital Infections by High
Hygiene Environments
User need
 To avoid health care associated infections, a glob...
Integrated Safety and Security Services for
Elderly People
User need
 Support for elderly safe living at home or homelike...
Video Surveillance for Homes
User need
 Secure and monitor premises remotely; video,
sensors and climate
 Remoter contro...
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  • Rapid and easy nucleic acid testing for infectious diseases - GenomEra CDX™ (Abacus Diagnostica)
  • E!3674 ITEA2 Guarantee - A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment/ ActiveLiveHome (ALV)
  • Hajautettumoniteknologinenlangatonsensorivalvontaverkko (CWC, TUT)
  • Vega (Everon)
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelut, yritysprojekti
  • The Control of airborne infectious diseases in the isolation rooms of hospitals (TTL)
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelut, yritysprojekti
  • Reliable System for Preventing Household Fires (Innohome)
  • TupaTurvaKuntaosallistujat: Tampere, Kuopio, Perusturvakuntayhtymä Karviainen, Perusturvakeskus Oiva
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti – seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelutKuntaosallistujat: Tampere, Kuopio, Perusturvakuntayhtymä Karviainen, Perusturvakeskus Oiva
  • High-tech sairaala - korkeanhygienianhallintakonseptitsairaalassa
  • High-tech sairaala - korkeanhygienianhallintakonseptitsairaalassa
  • E!3674 ITEA2 Guarantee - A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment
  • High-tech sairaala - korkeanhygienianhallintakonseptitsairaalassa
  • MobileTeleCare (Iscom)
  • TupaTurvaKuntaosallistujat: Tampere, Kuopio, Perusturvakuntayhtymä Karviainen, Peruspalvelukeskus Oiva
  • (Safera) Stovewatch-turvaliesituuletin <-eivät käytä tuota nimitystä enää, ei laiteta mihinkään esille
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelut, yritysprojekti
  • High-tech sairaala - korkeanhygienianhallintakonseptitsairaalassa
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti – seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelutKuntaosallistujat: Tampere, Kuopio, Perusturvakuntayhtymä Karviainen, Perusturvakeskus Oiva
  • High Performance PCR Human ID Systems
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelut, yritysprojekti
  • E!3674 ITEA2 Guarantee - A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment (VTT)
  • E!3674 ITEA2 Guarantee - A Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment/ Videra
  • Effortless and Cost-Efficient Safety Solution for the Elderly (Vivago)
  • Injury prevention at home and during leisure time in elderly (VTT, THL) Kotonajavapaa-ajallasattuvientapaturmienehkäisyennakoivinmenetelmin
  • High-tech sairaala - korkeanhygienianhallintakonseptitsairaalassa (VTT)
  • Tulevaisuuden palvelukoti - seniori-ikäisten turvapalvelut, TupaTurva -hanke on TTS:n (Työtehoseura) ja VTT:n yhteishanke
  • Helmivisio WAHTI (Wahti)
  • Healthcare and Home Tekes Safety and Security programme 2013

    1. 1. Solutions from Tekes Safety and Security Programme
    2. 2. Easy Identification of Infections User need  Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI) are a global problem in hospitals and other health care settings  Rapid detection and identification of HAIs facilitate their treatment and improves patient safety Solution  GenomEra CDX™, a simple to use, rapid and automated system for DNA-based testing of HAIs Benefits  High performance and quality, superior speed, sensitivity  Testing can be carried out by non-specialists outside dedicated laboratory facilities Users  Professional health care sector  Hospitals, health centers and commercial laboratories www.abacusdiagnostica.com Abacus Diagnostica: a powerful tool for DNA based testing cost-efficiently . -No compromise of result quality or reliability -No DNA extraction required -All necessary reagents are preloaded -Automated analyzer includes easy to use software and result interpretation
    3. 3. Secure and Independent Living 13 companies create a new home environment for the elderly User need  Technological solutions that enable elderly people live at their homes safely and comfortably for longer Solution  A common platform upon which devices and systems providers can build elderly care ICT solutions Benefits  Open APIs, shared user front-end and database  Freedom to choose technologies based on individual need  No need for additional software Users  Vendors interested in elderly care ICT solutions www.activelife.fi
    4. 4. Wireless Sensor Gateway User need  Wireless technologies are incompatible – prevents new business Approach  Hierarchical, multi-technology gateway - costefficient, scalable, robust design  Seamless adoption of the most suitable technologies and vendors Benefits ZigBee Security systems WirelessHart  Reliability, dependability, adjustable, longer product lifecycle, technology and vendor independence Competition  Single-point & proprietary solutions Users and applications  Sensor system integrators, service and product developers, military, authorities - security, healthcare, surveillance, monitoring www.tkt.cs.tut.fi/research/gwg/ Bluetooth 6LoWPAN M2M Multitechnology WSN Gateway Building automation Cloud computing User interfaces Web camera Mobile phones Remote control and diagnostics
    5. 5. Location Aware Help for those with Cognitive Impairments User need  Not closing users to confines of their house.  Provide cost savings for both families and care providers  Know where the wearer is at all times when necessary Solution  Allows wearers to walk freely and creates automatic alerts when geofence is broken  Waterproof watch with wireless charging  Indoor and outdoor locating with two-way voice capabilities Benefits  Possible to handle demographic care needs  Cost savings and piece of mind for care givers and families Users  Thousands of users in many countries include those with dementia, autism, LD, disabilities, or convalescents from accidents or diseases www.everon.fi A Vega can also be used as an mPERS or for the protection of lone workers to call for help. It offers 2way voice communication.
    6. 6. Efficient on Duty Care Services for the Elderly User need  Number of elderly people is increasing  municipalities facing challenges to provide safe living environment for elderly people  Demand for safety solutions that help people to live independently at home as long as possible Solution  Safety technology monitoring person’s health condition combined with 24h customer service reacting in case of an emergency Benefits  Using technology creates cost savings for municipalities  Implementation of new technologies increases when technology is combined with services Users  Private customers  Private health care providers  Public sector www.falck.com Source: Falck
    7. 7. The Control of Airborne Infectious Diseases in the Isolation Rooms of Hospitals User need  The need of airborne infection isolation rooms (AIIRs) in hospitals has recently increased throughout the world Solution  Examines the performance of current isolation rooms and their design principles  Design criteria and guideline to implement isolation room Benefits  Unified airborne infection isolation room design specifications  Compatibility between different AIIRs in different locations Users  Hospitals, healthcare authorities, etc. www.ttl.fi The need of isolation rooms in hospitals has recently increased in Finland like other countries. Nosocomial infections, pandemics, and terrorist threats pose an exceptional challenge to the design, construction and operation of isolation rooms.
    8. 8. Domestic Fire Safety User need  Elderly living alone need enhanced fire safety due to their reduced physical and cognitive capacity Solution  A mobile retrofitted Softex water mist fire extinguishing system including fire detection system and alarm contacts Benefits  Excellent fire extinguishing properties  Minimum water damage  Total standalone solution, no water supply not even mains connection required  Small in size, can be retrofitted in a standard closet Users  Apartments, group housing, care and nursing homes www.firecon.fi Source Firecon
    9. 9. User need  More than half of fires in homes arose from cooking  In Norway the installation of cooker safety systems is mandatory  The European standard is in preparation Solution  The Stove Alarm emits a warning signal if the cooker becomes too hot, or if an empty hob is left on  The Stove Guard prevents cooker fires by cutting off the gas or electricity supply to the cooker before a hazardous situation can produce a fire Benefits  Prevent cooker fires  Enable elderly people to live safely at home for longer  Easy to use and do not cause false alarms Users  A cooker safety system is for every home, in particular homes with children, the elderly or persons with disabilities  There are more than 40 000 Innohome Stove Guard installations www.innohome.com - Innohome Stove Guard is tested by SINTEF - Patented. PCT pending
    10. 10. Care for Clients with Memory Disorder User need  Elderly with memory disorder should be able to lead normal life at home longer than currently Solution  Appropriate supportive technological solutions and streamlined assessment processes for of care measures are employed Benefits  The clients can live safely at home and conduct their daily routines also outside home  Efficiency of care assessment increases  Care expenses are kept manageable Users  Public and private care service providers www.karviainen.fi
    11. 11. Fighting Loneliness User need  Lack of social connections is one of the three most important issues to be addressed, when improving life in the elderly Solution  Group housing is experimented with the elderly Benefits  The main problem, loneliness, is tackled by default  Cost of housing and care provision at lower level compared with living alone  Good compromise between privacy and peer support Users  Public and private care service providers www.kuopio.fi
    12. 12. Improving Hand Hygiene User need  Hand hygiene is the single most important factor while curbing in hospital infections  In practice adequate hand hygiene is reached only in 50% of the cases. The amount of antiseptic hand rub used and the contact time are important factors, as well as the properly timed procedure itself. Solution  An automatic non-touch hand rinse dosing device Benefits  Clinical tests showed that: ➔ 56% more rinse was used (0,96 l >1,50 l) ➔ Nursing staff used 67% more time applying rinse in their hands (c.12 sec > 20 sec)  The staff rated the adaptability of the non-touch device for clinical use excellent Users  Hospitals, care and nursing homes, food factories, restaurants, canteens www.kiiltoclean.fi Source: KiiltoClean
    13. 13. High Hygiene Patient Shoes User need  Current commonly used hospital shoes structures are likely to cause infections for diabetic patients and while the shoes are difficult to disinfect, they carry bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus within hospital premises Solution  A novel shoe is designed to meet the high hygiene needs and patient safety Benefits  The shoe design and materials chosen will cause no sores for diabetic patients  The sole material contains antimicrobial component  The product allows cleaning in a water-thermal disinfectors at temperature of +93 C Users  Hospitals, care and nursing homes www.laja.com Source: Laitosjalkine Oy
    14. 14. ICT Design for Intellectually Disabled User need  Intellectually disabled (ID) people want to use ICT services for hobbies, communicating, expressing themselves and leading a more independent and safer life Solution  Dedicated design for all ICT development tools for ID people service creation Benefits  The methodology involves the ID people in the design process  Video observations applied allow users directly show there experience in actual use  The probe methodology reveals also the latent needs Users  The methodology is universally applicable for ID clientele www.laurea.fi Source: Rinnekoti Foundation
    15. 15. Cleaning Cooling Beams Professionally User need  The traditional way of cleaning the cooling beams in hospital wards is labor intensive and time consuming as the beam has to disassembled. The results of only vacuuming visible surfaces have been disappointing. Solution  In the solution the cooling beam will partitioned with a secure negatively pressurized vacuum box and specially designed accessories, which allow higher cleaning efficiency. Benefits  No disassembling needed  The contaminants and microorganisms are removed from the beam without the risk of having them spread around  Disinfecting can be added to the cleaning process easily (when needed) Users  The methodology is highly recommendable for hospitals but can be applied to ventilation system cleaning in all kinds of buildings www.lifa.net Source: Lifa Air
    16. 16. Remote Care Technologies Need  Predicting possible danger situations at home – especially for elder people Solution  Support service for health care organisations that is processed via internet  The device part is installed at home – most surveillances are attached to the wall  Deviations cause the action recommendation → sms send to homecare staff  Inferences made by intelligent platform – e.g. bed surveillance and movement detection Benefits  Nothing attached to the body  No camera surveillance  Routine limits are flexible, night time surveillance is major Users  Carehomes, clients homes, facilities  2G coverage areas www.iscom.fi
    17. 17. Co-creating Care Services User need  The elderly have to be heard while designing new care services and renovating old ones Solution  Involve the elderly in the care service creation process as a client focus group Benefits  Key players and inherent experts in the care ecosystem contribute actively  Real living lab for immediate feedback available, better received quality  Allows the care personnel learn from their clients Users  Public and private care service providers www.oivappk.fi
    18. 18. Automated Kitchen Fire Safety User need  Cooking fires are #1 household fires around the world and they are increasing because of population ageing Solution  A cooker hood with preinstalled SAFERA system cuts off the power from the cooker if an hazardous situation occurs. If necessary, it can also put out a cooktop fire Benefits  Safer and more comfortable living  Increased independency for elderly people  Increased safety without effecting normal cooking routines Users  Construction industry and housing providers, especially senior, rental and communal housing segments www.safera.fi - Safety product of the year 2012 in Sweden - Pro Fire Safety mark by The Finnish Association of Fire Chiefs -Excellence in Design Award 2010 winner -Finnish Ministry of the Interior Innovation Award 2007
    19. 19. Discrete Care User need  Patients with Alzheimer often do not accept wrist devices or other sensors attached to them Solution  Monitoring system embedded in the patient room furniture and fittings Benefits  High patient acceptance of monitoring system  Comprehensive set of monitoring features, immediate detection of incidents such as falls  Nursing staff work efficiency optimized  Status information also for relatives Users  Care and nursing homes www.seniortek.fi
    20. 20. Proactive Solutions for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control User need  Health care associated infections are a global, lethal and costly problem Solution  New solutions for cleaning services, cleaning of ventilation systems, dosing of antiseptic hand rub, patient and work shoes, reusable work clothes and reusable surgical drapes and gowns were developed and piloted with Finnish hospitals. Benefits  The solutions enable to reduce infections, save money and to improve patient/personnel safety Users  Public and private hospitals and health clinics http://htsairaala.vtt.fi/
    21. 21. Compatible Care User need  A strong need to stave off the trend toward an increasing number of non-compatible segments in the multivendor and multi service provider value network, which may eliminate the efficiency gains the new solutions provide Solution  Compatibility specifications and open interfaces will be introduced to the care system procurement core documents Benefits  The trend leading to unmanageable and costly solutions will be avoided  Sound base for new care innovation introduction will be created  Focus sift from single solutions to system level innovations  Maximum customer value in the multiple vendor and provider environment will be obtained Users  Public and private care technology providers and system suppliers www.tampere.fi
    22. 22. Direct PCR Advances DNA Testing Need  Current PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method for amplifying DNA in a tube using special PCR enzymes capable of synthesizing DNA is time consuming and expensive Approach  Our Direct PCR kits utilize novel PCR enzymes highly resistant to PCR inhibitors Benefits  No need to purify DNA  Saves time and cost  Optimized kits available for plant and animal samples, blood and human specimen www.thermofisher.com
    23. 23. Safe Hospital to Home Discharge User need  Early discharge from hospital care is in the keen interest of both hospital and patient, but to do this safely proper support functions must be in place Solution  A telehealth technology assisted discharge process assures a safe recovery at home premises Benefits  By carrying out the daily check-up routines the patient assumes an active role in the recovery process  The received sense of safety increases  In case of recovery deviations the hospital remote care team has the up-date data when making decision on appropriate care measures. Users  In addition to discharge cases the solution is applicable to certain chronic disease home patients www.tunstall.com Source: Tunstall
    24. 24. Secure and Independent Living Researchers support technical integration for user-friendly experience User need  Technology towards the safety of elder people at home Solution  Service platform with open interfaces to make various devices and products communicate with each other  Social media services adapted to address safety and emergency situation  Every day consumer appliances augmented with sensing technology to help stay safe at home Benefits  Safety and better quality of life for elderly and their relatives Users  Elderly care service providers, private and public sectors www.vtt.fi Demographic shift, in 2020 25% of people are over 65. Institutional care is expensive and more elderly people live on their own. A lot of accidents happen at home, how we can prevent them?
    25. 25. ITEA2 - Guardian Angel for the Extended Home Environment User need  Solutions that support living at home when ability to function independently decreases  Security and feeling of safeness Solution  Virtual meeting service for home environments  Secure HD quality video connection between peers, caring personnel and relatives  Integrated safety bracelet alarm functionality  Force Call possibility for supervisors Benefits     Improved ability to live at home environment Increased possibilities to operate independently Increased security and the feeling of safeness Efficient control of security and care Users  Elderly and disabled people www.videra.com Videra offers services solely related to visual communications. Advanced video conferencing and digital signage services open up completely new dimensions and enhance the efficiency of users.
    26. 26. Effortless and Cost-Efficient Safety Solution for the Elderly User need  Enable elderly people live at own home longer while providing ethical and high quality care and saving costs for public health care Solution  Intelligent wrist-worn safety solution with automatic alarms, capable of calling for help even when the user is unable to call for it  Patented innovation with own IPR and R&D, won “red dot” design award for concept and technology Benefits     Automatic alarms to ensure higher safety Adapts to user’s preferences Measures well-being information for preventive healthcare Cost savings for healthcare providers and public sector Users  Healthcare institutions, public sector, consumers  50 000 users already throughout Europe www.vivago.com
    27. 27. Injury Prevention Roadmap User need  Injuries among elderly is an increasing threat, 7000 hip fractures in Finland alone each year, each case costs about 20 000 € Approach  A practical tool for strategic planning to implement technology based injury prevention structured as a Roadmap Benefits  Evaluation of risk factors & needs of older people  Research based and validated preventive means to enable independent and safe living e.g. technology aided exercise monitoring & motivation  Integrated safety management and care services Users  Health care professionals and organizations in public and private sector, healthcare authorities www.vtt.fi, www.thl.fi
    28. 28. Preventing Hospital Infections by High Hygiene Environments User need  To avoid health care associated infections, a global and costly problem Solution  Methods for controlling hygiene in operating rooms and insulation wards were generated and piloted  The methods apply practices used in clean production in the high-tech industries Benefits  The solutions make it possible to reduce infections, save money and improve patient and personnel safety Users  Public and private hospitals, old people´s homes, emergency and crisis management organizations http://htsairaala.vtt.fi/
    29. 29. Integrated Safety and Security Services for Elderly People User need  Support for elderly safe living at home or homelike environments  Harmonized and integrated safety and security services  New business models which take into account the actual needs of service providers and elderly people Solution  New service concepts for integrated technological and service solutions  Preliminary cost benefit and procurement model  Analysis of future needs and expectation of the elderly people as well as solutions for living at home or homelike environments Benefits  Values of the elderly are respected and technology is kept in the background  Resources are allocated to right affairs/concerns Users     Ageing people and relatives Assisted technology providers Public and private care service providers Non-profit sector www.vtt.fi/sites/tupaturva
    30. 30. Video Surveillance for Homes User need  Secure and monitor premises remotely; video, sensors and climate  Remoter control of devices and services Solution  Remote access to video and sensory information Benefits  Cost effective  Easy to install, manage and maintain Users  Private homes, small offices, summer cabins, club houses www.wahti.fi Helmivisio WAHTI solutions give customers capability to remotely view events at the location via IP-cameras. Also, user can receive various alarms from different sensors via SMS or email.

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