Here is another product to be profiled at the upcoming White House Conference on Aging, according to O’Canada manufacturer Tactex Controls, Inc.:
The Bed Occupant Sensor is a fall prevention product, designed for installation beneath a mattress in a nursing home, extended care facility or in the home. It detects when a patient is leaving the bed. This information can be used to sound an audio alarm, or to issue a page alert to summon a caregiver.
The Tactex BOS offers the following advantages compared to other commercially available bed sensors.
— Under the mattress installation, for less obtrusive, more comfortable sensing.
— Reduced false alarm rates
— Full one year life time
— Less expensive on an annual basis.