More and more hospitals using AI solution to prevent fall hazards

Hospitals in many cases deal with clients at high risk of falling. Consider patients who are confused, have a neurological condition or take a lot of medication. The Kepler Night Nurse software solution is increasingly preventing fall hazards in hospitals, growing in popularity. The fall detection system ensures that employees quickly provide support in dangerous situations, or better yet, the system prevents such conditions in many cases.

Kepler Night Nurse is a groundbreaking change within the healthcare domain. Not only are nursing homes increasingly choosing the system, but more and more hospitals are finding their way to this artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare software. Detection devices have been used before, but they only respond to motion. These systems have a fast response time, but create many false alarms. That’s because they react to any type of movement, such as a pillow falling out of bed or a leg sticking out of bed. The many false alarms result in alarm fatigue: due to the high volume of false alarms, healthcare workers no longer respond accurately to each report, creating dangerous situations.

The CEO of Kepler Vision Technologies, Harro Stokman, says: “Kepler Night Nurse watches over people’s well-being and sends only real alarms. Therefore, the system does not go off at a fluttering curtain. Therefore, care staff can be confident that every alert calls for actual action.”

Kepler Night Nurse now even faster

Through AI, Kepler Night Nurse very reliably checks several times if a patient has fallen or is sitting on the edge of the bed before a notification goes out. The healthcare software now does that in 10 seconds. This is as much as 20 to 50 seconds faster than before. “When a client wants to go to the bathroom at night and sits on the edge of the bed, a staff member is alerted within 10 seconds,” Stokman outlines. “In doing so, the system prevents a patient who has difficulty walking from trying to walk unescorted. Thus, Kepler Night Nurse contributes to a safer environment for patients.”

Kepler Night Nurse at the University Hospital Brussels

Falling is a risk not to be underestimated for elderly patients. That is why the geriatrics department at UZ Brussel started a program. The hospital detects when a patient is at risk of falling or has actually fallen. Together with the Biotechnology Department, they chose the Kepler Night Nurse. This makes the UZ Brussel one of the first hospitals in Belgium to launch the artificial intelligence-based fall detection system. “Kepler Night Nurse is a wonderful technology that allows us to take patient follow-up to the next level. This allows us to improve the quality of care and patient safety,” said Michel Vervoort of UZ Brussel.

About Kepler Night Nurse

Kepler Night Nurse is the first healthcare software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to watch over the well-being of people in need of care. With Kepler Night Nurse, caregivers can eliminate 99% of false alarms, leaving more time for real care. The fall detection system is guaranteed to be the world’s most reliable system in healthcare. The healthcare software not only sends messages after a fall; it also prevents client accidents. This is done using a single optical sensor (in full compliance with the AVG Privacy Act). The software replaces old-fashioned home automation systems such as motion sensors, bed mats and bracelets with panic buttons. Dutch company Kepler Vision Technologies supplies Kepler Night Nurse to hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide.

This article has been published in Emerce, Windmag and Medicalfacts, among others.