Called “Auxivia”, the innovative glass is able to distinguish between a drunk and a spilled drink. The technology allows the water monitoring of the elderly and fights against their dehydration. Dozens of nursing homes have adopted it.
As France and Occitania prepare for a fourth heat wave, the elderly are the first to be affected. Dehydration can have many consequences: headaches, kidney function disorders, cognitive function disorders, falls, etc.
To avoid these risks, the Toulouse start-up Telegrafik, in partnership with BodyCAP (a manufacturer of connected objects), is launching a connected glass that allows the water monitoring of seniors in real time.
Auxivia glasses are able to measure the quantities actually drunk by an elderly person. Their technology allows them to differentiate between gestures that correspond to drinking water (or other beverages) and those that contain a spilled or thrown glass.Carole Zisa Garat
Founder of Telegrafik
When the people being monitored have not had enough to drink, a light system encourage them to drink regularly, “thus promoting their autonomy for regular hydration“Specifies the company.
The necessary data is then reduced and analyzed by an artificial intelligence system, then made available to healthcare personnel.
It equips a hundred nursing homes in France
“Our innovation is ideal for EHPADs because the coordinating doctor can precisely control the water monitoring of residents“explains Carole Zisa-Garat.
Innovation is already present in a hundred establishments throughout France.
This connected glass is unique in the world. It took 5 years of research to develop it.
He joined the catalog of Telegrafik which has designed since 2013, connected objects and remote assistance solutions dedicated to the elderly. Its platform currently manages 10,000 sensors and equips 160 sites.
The Toulouse-based company aims to be a major player in the Silver Economy (or seniors’ economy). This market is flourishing with the aging of the French population and home support. The territory now has 15 million seniors. They will be 20 million in 2030.