MyAmego: Exciting new telecare for people with dementia

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It’s not often I use the ‘e’ word about a product, as you may have noticed, but I think it may be justified in this case. Sentinel Healthcare Solutions launched a new product and associated system called MyAmego in the UK yesterday. The company is focusing initially on the care home market.

MyAmego stand at Naidex

MyAmego stand at Naidex2008 Exhibition

At last someone has come up with something that is, I suspect, highly acceptable to users. The person chooses a small wearable electronic device such as a brooch, necklace, bracelet or watch that contains a microchip. Data from the microchip is captured by unobtrusive wireless monitors placed around the care home. The user, working with their carer, can decide which aspects of their living environment they would like monitored and in what situations they would like their carer to be alerted.

The service analyses the user’s location, activity and potential risk and will automatically page carers for assistance only when appropriate or when instructed. The rest of the time the individual is able to do as they please.

Here is a link to the MyAmego website, but first download the press release to read more, with case study.