Gamechanging wearable sensor technology set to prolong independent living for Ireland’s elderly population

| Posted on: 6 March, 2024

HIHI is this week spotlighting a game changing wearable technology for elderly people living in the community in Ireland. As the Irish population over the age of 65 increases over the coming decades, there will be an increased demand for health and social care services. PacSana has come up with a novel primary sensor which is a movement tracker contained in a bracelet.

HIHI was delighted to work with Pacsana, an Enterprise Ireland funded Irish homecare technology company on this product pilot study. The company, a winner of HIHI’s 2020 Innovation Call Competition aims to transform the elderly care sector.

Pacsana’s “wear and forget” bracelet sensor technology aims to prolong independent living for older people. It provides critical insights and valuable data on exercise, location, movement and falls useful for clinicians, carers and families. HIHI’s role was vital for the company in examining usability and feasibility of the bracelet movement sensor working closely with the Sligo Integrated Care Team for Older Persons and testing it in community settings.
Read the full case study and discover the outcomes of the pilot study.