Connected Care

Supporting people to live life to the full is at the heart of our 

Connected Care driven by Cascade3d's powerful analytics

Trend analytics for clinicians

Insights for carers and support teams

Reassurance for clients

Cascade3d Connected Care is a powerful analytics platform connecting elderly and vulnerable people to their families, clinicians, caregivers and call centres - providing cost effective, personal and enhanced quality of care.

We use the latest IoT technology to create a smarter safer world for those who need it most.

 

  • Home-based digital telecare and telehealth devices, sensors and wearables collect data and stream it back to our secure servers via Intel's intelligent gateways

  • The system learns individual habits and creates a unique wellbeing profile for each user

  • An alert is triggered if behaviour deviates from what’s expected e.g. medication adherence reminders

  • Alerts can be sent via email, text or direct to a call centre

  • Sophisticated analytics creates detailed personalised profiles

  • Data is aggregated across multiple settings

  • Connected Care works in real time, with everything available everywhere on tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs

  • Information is displayed in dashboard format - easy-to-use reports, graphs and charts

  • Multiple data streams including links to activity participation programmes designed to reduce falls and improve health outcomes.

 

Fibaro smoke sensor

Cascade3d Connected Care enables healthcare agencies to provide a personalised response to the changing needs of their clients

"Cascade3d Connected Care is a modern digital telecare system that offers huge advantages over the traditional model."

How does it work?

 

The Cascade3d Connected Care platform is an incredibly versatile tool, enabling us to bring together the data from home-based sensors (such as the Fibaro sensors), vital sign telehealth devices and wearable tech such as the Motech Careclip and provide detailed insight to care professionals, emergency services, GPs and families.

 

Data from multiple settings can be aggregated and used to guide strategic planning. Cascade3d technologies are supporting elderly and vulnerable people in a range of different scenarios:

  • Providing insight to carers supporting people with cognitive decline, early onset dementia or learning disabilities by providing insight into eating and hygiene patterns

  • Early identification of declining mental health by highlighting abnormal behaviours such as poor sleep/wandering in the night-time hours

  • Identifying isolation and potential loneliness and alerting carers if there are no visitors or excursions from the home

  • Alerting carers to potential gastric and urinary tract infection

  • Eating and drinking reminders to reduce dehydration and allowing carers to check food and drinks have been prepared at appropriate times

  • Providing medication reminders

  • Preventing falls

  • Holistic insights include participation in activity programmes such as Exercise on Prescription or GP referral schemes which support improvements in long term health outcomes.

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Take a look at this presentation to find out more

Advances in technology

The Cascade3d Connected Care platform is built using the Intel IoT Intelligent Gateway that links a range of ambient sensors installed in the home and streams near real-time data to the Cascade3d cloud analytics backend.

 

The behaviour analytics models alert to changing wellbeing profiles and allow professional care agencies to support clients and the family utilising API integration in the cloud.  
 

Advantech UTX-3115, running the Intel Atom Dual Core processor provides the power behind the edge platform

Please click here to view the range of compatible Fibaro sensors

Working with Intel's IoT Ignition Lab

Connected Cities Trade Mission in India

Cascade3d Connected Care in action - providing vital insights to the care teams supporting people with cognitive impairment

Support for cognitive impairment

The primary purpose of the Cascade3d Connected Care platform is to support families and carers who are helping people live with long term and potentially declining cognitive function.  The main groups are:

  • Elderly people with declining mental capacity, memory loss and dementia, often with one or more long term conditions that require daily medication 

  • People with a congenital intellectual disability e.g. Down's Syndrome or those born with a learning disability 

  • Anyone with an acquired brain injury through a head injury or from illness at any age.  This group may have funding from insurance

We are undertaking research to assess the willingness of different groups to engage with this new technology and the impact of condition management and/or early identification of declining wellbeing in improving outcomes.

Download the case study showing how we are working with Intel to provide smart support for vulnerable adults.

Preventing falls

Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing, there are many measures such as exercise and mobility programmes that can help but, often, the small clues that could help families and carers to prevent a fall are missed.

 

The Cascade3d Connected Care platform builds up an individual profile of behaviour and movement so that it’s easy to spot when things aren’t right.

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Global challenges of an ageing population and changing demographics
Global ageing population trend

The developed world has a major challenge with the rapidly approaching 'silver tsunami'; an increasing number of older people needing help and support to maintain their independence.

 

People over 65 are likely to suffer from at least one long term limiting condition.  Institutional care facilities cannot cater for the numbers and may not always be the most appropriate solution.  The impact of an ageing population along with the related issues of dementia, cognitive decline, isolation and mobility means that new innovative services are needed to support people living in their own homes.

Worldatlas (2017) published a league table of the countries with the largest ageing population in the world.  Several of these countries are in the EU, such as Italy, Greece, Germany, Portugal, France, Spain among others others, and they face rapidly rising healthcare costs related to eldercare. In Ireland, TILDA (2014) predicted a 250% growth rate in the 85+ age group over the next 30 years. This group will grow to over 450,000 people and many will have long term healthcare needs.

Ageing population challenges faced by Ireland

Ageing population, Ireland

Komaranapura

Komaranapura, Karnataka, India

Brigade Road, Bangalore

Brigade Road, Bangalore, India

Economic benefits

There are huge economic benefits when you support family carers, enabling them to remain in the employment market. It also reduces stress and anxiety which would otherwise be compounded by reduced family income. This is true in both developed and emerging economies (Carers UK, 2014Carers Worldwide, 2015).  

 

Carers UK reported that in the UK 1 in 3 carers are over £20k a year worse off, 2.3 million people have given up work and many more have reduced working hours. This same reduced income occurs throughout the world and can have devastating impacts on the health and wellbeing of the whole family.

An increasing elderly population is a particular issue in India, where figures from the World Bank show that there are now in excess of 73 million people aged over 65, a figure growing year-on-year. About 20% of the over 65s either live alone or with their spouse and want to maintain their independence as long as possible.  


Our UK-India collaboration is leveraging opportunities in both countries to build the evidence for using IoT and analytics to drive business transformation.

The same demographic and healthcare pressures exist in India and the UK:

  • Families are often more mobile and move away from the original area

  • Elderly parents have greater wealth, a desire to live independently and to stay out of institutional care

  • There is a rapidly growing elderly and vulnerable population and current care services and resources are not scalable – either insufficient qualified staff or the scale of cost to public purse

  • There is a need to virtualise mobile and remote healthcare services supported by technology due to the topography of remote locations and lengthy travel times in rural and urban areas.

"Cascade Connected Care forms a vital cog in the delivery of affordable healthcare services for the the elderly and vulnerable people in our communities"

We're working with great companies

We're working with Intel® to find new insights into the ways we can connect local communities, families and healthcare professionals.

We're working with AWS, proving the scalability of Cascade3d Connected Care in health and care settings for elderly and vulnerable people.

Verklizan’s UMO call centre platform passes vital alerts from Cascade3d to call handlers so they can get help where it’s needed most.

The Telecare Services Association (TSA) plays a leading role in the UK setting quality standards for care supported by the latest technology.  We are on their IT steering group.

Align Biz is our strategic partner in India.  Based in Bangalore, Align Biz are a fast growing company, partnering with IBM, SAP and Oracle and have particular expertise in real time data processing.

Cascade3d FlexiForms manages sensitive information
FlexiForms

Vital information is stored in a secure online database, instantly accessible out in the field and at back at the office. Care notes, accident reports, assessments and other reports can be searched and analysed to improve efficiency and accountability.

 

The beauty of FlexiForms is that it can be dynamically tailored to suit your needs: add new questions, create dropdown lists, edit options etc and publish the changes. They will be immediately available to all users. 

If you struggle to find vital information in inconsistent, hand written notes (which are often only accessible while visiting the patient's home), we can help. FlexiForms are electronic, interactive forms you can use to create care plans, monitor patient information, management equipment maintenance schedules and so on.

FlexiForms enables you to convert paper records into a searchable database - delivering operational efficiencies for care professionals and continuity of care for people being looked after in their homes.

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