Nobi is a smart lamp that monitors an older persons movements 24/7. It knows if they may be ill, need to stay hydrated, or have fallen. In the case of a fall, Nobi immediately alerts the caregiver and emergency services and unlocks the door when help arrives.
Every year, 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 has a fall. Around three million Americans in that age group are treated in the emergency department because of a fall. More seniors are choosing to age in their own home for various reasons, such as the cost of care homes or wanting to stay in the comfort of their place. However, that can cause worry or concern to those who caring. If the person has a fall and can’t get to their phone, it could be some time before they are found and get the attention they might need.
The Nobi lamp is a smart device that hangs from the ceiling and provides round-the-clock monitoring. If it detects the user getting out of bed, it will emit a gentle light to prevent the person from becoming disoriented in the dark. When Nobi detects where they may be walking to, it lights a path for them. Nobi can detect if the person is acting out of character, such as new unsteady walking, it can alert the caregiver if needed. Detection of these changes is possible through the use of artificial intelligence.
Other health monitoring devices can integrate with Nobi to offer further information wellbeing, such as the heart rate from wearables. Additionally, the lamp has a built-in smoke and carbon dioxide detector. Nobi can audibly encourage the older person to take care of themselves, such as suggesting a step count for the person or recommending they drink water if they haven’t had enough that day.
Nobi has an integrated alarm that can detect an intrusion, such as a burglary or glass breaking. The main function of Nobi is 24/7 fall detection monitoring. If a fall occurs, Nobi will immediately ask if a fall has occurred. No response, or a response other than “no” will automatically trigger Nobi to alert the caregiver and emergency services. The caregiver will receive a digital image of the body position for more information. Once help arrives, the door is automatically opened for the emergency services.