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TruSense Unveils Integrated Smart Home Experience for Seniors

CINCINNATI, Ohio (August 29, 2017)—TruSense, family-friendly smart home technology for seniors, today announced that its namesake offering is now available for purchase. TruSense uses sensor and GPS technology to discern the way a person lives—time spent sleeping, in the kitchen or getting out of the house. When a pattern shifts, TruSense notices, and updates the user and the circle of people who they have chosen via custom notifications—it can even notify the 24/7 emergency monitoring center through voice integration with the Amazon Echo Dot.

Assisted living costs can be as high as $6,000 per month in some states. At a price point of just $199 for equipment plus a low $49 monthly subscription, TruSense is the only consumer-priced product of its kind. In stark contrast to stigmatized and outdated age-in-place senior products, and without requiring seniors to move out of their homes or remember to wear or charge a device, TruSense empowers older adults to stay at home, reduce burden on family members and embrace age without compromising their independence or dignity.

“We are in a caregiving crises in this country,” says Rob Deubell, vice president of TruSense. “A recent survey indicated 40 percent of caregivers report a very high burden on their lives. While cost of living is a major factor in the family decision to age-in-place, there is also a growing shortage of in-family caregivers as well professionals due to disparate family members, growing aging population and costly and unreliable in-home care options. TruSense’s smart home technology was designed to give the nearly 40 million seniors that live alone today an option that makes it easier to stay in their own homes longer, while providing their caregivers and loved ones with more information on their health and wellness when they cannot be there, bringing assurance and peace of mind to the entire family.”

Smart Technology that Goes Beyond Daily Activity
In addition to an individual’s activity, TruSense can also report how much time caregivers or other visitors spend in the home while also monitoring for comfortable home temperature, dangerous water leaks and vehicle GPS. Also, should they be experiencing early stages of dementia and have a tendency to get lost or wander, TruSense can also see their loved one’s location through its partnership with SmartSole and its personal, discreet GPS offering. Not only can family members get insights from the web, phone and text, with the integration of the Amazon Echo Dot, family members can also use the Amazon Echo Dot to check up on their loved one to find out what time they woke and current room location as well as system status.

Emergency Response Services
TruSense does not require a wearable to deliver 24/7 emergency response. The in-home sensors operate together as a new kind of personal emergency response system (PERS). The ultimate goal is for TruSense to identify when daily activity level patterns change so family members or care workers can intervene in order to prevent emergencies from happening, or identify the development of a more serious medical condition. Loved ones or caregivers that are granted access to the trusted reporting circle by the family can get at-a-glance updates on activity from any device with an internet connection. TruSense has alerts when something goes wrong based on customized user thresholds that can trigger a text or phone call. Voice commands can also be used to notify the TruSense 24/7 emergency monitoring center via integration with digital assistants such as the Amazon Echo Dot.

Multiple Layers of Protection
TruSense is the only solution that delivers multiple layers of protection, providing a fail-safe system that provides a safety net. Through integration with multiple technology options (e.g. Echo Dot, Motion Sensors, GPS), TruSense provides redundancy for additional peace of mind. Seniors are often at risk with single-solution products, as they have a false sense of security when they forget to charge or wear their pendants. 

Pricing and Availability
TruSense is available for purchase at mytrusense.com. There is a one-time equipment fee of $199 and a cancel-anytime subscription cost of $49 per month for the data plan that enables the activity reporting. 

Visit mytruense.com for more information.

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