Articles about Salus mea and other issues around mobile telecare service
Technology in our view
Technology can be a blessing or a curse depending on your attitude and based on your circumstances. Time has changed and today technology can make things easier for people who have or feel limitations of various kinds.
Technology can be extremely practical in our daily lives by offering security and enabling us to be independent. Being able to move freely and safely in society in turn reduces loneliness and sedentary behavior that results in an increased quality of life.
There are several examples in our daily lives where technology gives us new ways to communicate and reduces the distance between us and our loved ones. Today we can make video calls that not so long ago felt like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Today we have smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and countless devices to our help.
It is time to make technology accessible to everyone in our society.
Salus mea pilot project – Vara municipality
We are very proud that our pilot projects with Vara municipality are getting attention in the local news. The project started in April 2020 in Vara municipality, where Age Labs introduced Salus mea, the first certified mobile telecare service in Europe.
Salus mea mobile telecare service has unique functions that create security for citizens by using a regular smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch.
Today, users are used to an alarm that only works indoors and only rings an alarm center. Salus mea offers functions such as an automatic alarm if you fall, to easily share your position, video calls, and many more useful functions directly to caregivers, relatives, or alarm center. These functions create safety, independence, and active participation in the community as the user can feel safe even outdoors.
We are grateful to be able to carry out this project, which is a collaboration with Vara municipality and Foxway. We are now all looking forward to contributing to the success of the project.
Mobile telecare service pilot project – Vara municipality
Today’s traditional safety alarms have a limited range and only work in your own home. It is not optimal for people who feel insecure and wish to retain an active lifestyle at the same time.
To offer new solutions to its residents, Vara municipality, together with Lin Education and Age Labs, is working on Salus mea, a mobile telecare service pilot project. Together with the municipality and our suppliers, we will develop the product and work on processes to offer the best possible mobile telecare service to the municipality residents.
“We know that today’s traditional safety alarms need to be replaced by mobile solutions. People should not be limited by the fact that the security alarm only works in their own home. It is important to be able to maintain an active lifestyle as long as possible and at the same time be able to feel safe”, says Jonas Dahlin, Digitalisation Strategist from Vara municipality.
Why should you use certified Digital Security Alarms?
The purpose of the certification is to show that the products meet the requirement for interoperability, according to standard SS 91100. The goal of the given standard is that alarm receivers and alarm transmitters of different brands should be able to communicate with each other and function in a safe and secure manner.
In the next few years, more than 2.6 million alarm units will need to be replaced in Europe, and there are currently no common guidelines that ensure the quality of the security chain. Today, security alarms from different suppliers work in different ways, which means that the systems cannot talk to each other. With common standards in different fields, you can get companies to develop new systems in a more cost-effective way. The common standards will make it possible to use different systems together in a safer way and facilitate municipalities’ procurement of security services for security alarms.
The standardization focuses on the users and their opportunity to improve quality of life by creating conditions for extended living in a home environment and more independent and active participation in society. This is achieved by working with all parts of the security chain for security alarms.
The UN’s 17 Sustainable goals in 2030 agenda
Salus mea, an innovation that contributes to meeting the UN’s 17 sustainable goals in Agenda 2030. Some of the most important opportunities for innovation in the short and long term, respectively, and how we manage risks.
Salus mea and its features affect various sustainability goals. Not least, the service will contribute to Goal 3: Health and well-being, which includes ensuring that everyone can live a healthy life and work for the well-being of all people of all ages.
It says that the global trend is that people are living longer and longer lives, but in many cases, there is a lack of support systems for older people, which is the focus of this service. Among other things, it is stated as an intermediate goal to provide general healthcare for all, which also protects against financial risk, access to basic health care of good quality. Because our service is based on existing hardware, we can offer simpler services at a low price or even free. Extended services that require a subcontractor will however cost money, but at a lower price than today.
By offering more levels of security alarm services at a lower price, more people can start using the services earlier than today. It enables a more active everyday life for the elderly and people with functional variations, which in turn can lead to a healthier life.
A portable security alarm also contributes to Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities. One of the subgoals is to give the elderly and disabled access to public places and parks. We work for it through security and physical activity that makes more people in the target group feel more secure to step outside. Elderly and disabled people feel safe to leave home to shop or visit the public space, leading to increased independence that provides increased quality of life and lowers costs for society.
We do not see any direct negative effects of the service. It is important that long-term sustainable technology is developed for mobile phones, in order to reduce the environmental impact by allowing parts and materials to be reused or recycled. The system provides strong support for social community, participation, meaningfulness and feeling to be needed.
The service creates social interaction with relatives, friends, caregivers, and the community that prevents the elderly’s physical and mental illness. Support for risk prevention creates positive effects such as reduced accidents and suffering, effects that reduce costs for society. If the technology fails, sensors show errors, etc., the service creates more insecurity than security.
We will work hard to avoid this by setting higher standards for quality.
Salus mea is now also certified as an alarm reception for security alarms.
Salus mea is also certified as an alarm reception. We make it easier for municipalities and care providers to receive alarms themselves and manage alarm reception under their own centers. This will help the municipalities to get closer to their citizens. We will further develop the service to make this an alarm reception for our citizens as well.
Salus mea is now certified as a security alarm.
Salus mea is the first certified mobile security alarm that creates security both at home and outside.