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GiraffPlus is funded by the European Community's Framework Programme Seven (FP7) under contract #288173. FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance. Duration: 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2014

2015-01-23 GiraffPlus in Communications of the ACM Article

Stephen von Rump, manager of Giraff Technologies, is interviewed in an article by Keith Kirkpatrick in Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Vol. 57 No. 12, (Pages 17-19), under the heading “Sensors for Seniors”.  The article describes some of the new technology products that help elderly people maintain their independence, while also providing peace of mind to loved ones who want to check in with them in a non-intrusive manner. GiraffPlus is mentioned as one of these new technology products.

The article author claims that “perhaps the biggest driver of all of these solutions is the benefit of using technology to detect problems before they become emergency situations”. Stephen von Rump notes that nursing home care can average in the neighborhood of $5,000 per month in the U.S., and the GiraffPlus service is designed to stave off admittance to these facilities for as long as possible. Furthermore, the GiraffPlus telehealth platform is also used to manage post-acute care to avoid the elderly "revolving door" of hospital readmissions. A single avoided readmission in the U.S. can pay for a virtual lifetime of the GiraffPlus service.

Read the article here: http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2014/12/180784-sensors-for-seniors/fulltext


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