Patient falls are devastating reality in healthcare. Each year between 700,000 to 1 million patient falls occur in U.S Hospitals. One out of every 5 falls results in a serious injury leading to increased healthcare costs and potentially avoidable healthcare events. Despite the severity of this problem, we’ve made little to no progress on improving our fall rate nationally.
The advent of wearable technology redefines how we look at fall prevention technology and patient safety. A fall prevention system, utilizing wearable technology in a patient sock creates a more predictable and accurate safety platform to protect our patients. With a focus on providing the right alert at the right time to the appropriate clinical provider, this technology enhances the current standards of care whilst driving new standard protocols and creating sustainable results.