Aging Well

It Begins With a Step

Today in the United States, there are more than 45 million seniors over the age of 65.  The vast majority of them want to remain in their homes as they age in place. For many seniors, this independence can unfortunately lead to more isolation and physical risk, particularly when mobility and wellness decline.

We've all seen the commercials that play on these fears: "I've fallen and can't get up." This is the fear that mom or dad will fall and no one will be around to help. Today's market solutions for this fear are reactive. There's a panic button for after mom falls, or a trip to the emergency room because dad had forgotten his medications, or a decline in mental health as a result of loneliness and isolation. This is not what we'd call "aging well."

Motum was founded on the principles of aging well. Trading on knowledge rather than fear, we believe in the powers of foresight and human connectedness.  Using seamless, virtually transparent technologies, we are focused on solutions that allow seniors to remain independent, while at the same time equipping them and their caregivers with the tools for proactive engagement and intervention when their health and wellness are at risk.

Fostering Independence

The cornerstone of aging well is the ability to maintain independence.  Independence relies on four essential conditions: feeling safe and secure, staying socially engaged, managing health and wellness, and perhaps above all, retaining healthy mobility.

These conditions are not binary states.  They are complex, dynamic, and vary by individual.  For seniors and their caregivers, the ability to identify and manage trends among these conditions provides proactive opportunities for coaching, reinforcement, alerts and interventions.

Leveraging the power of machine learning across a broad spectrum of objective and subjective information, Motum provides unique insights that allow seniors and their caregivers to stay informed and in touch, and engage together proactively.

Activity and Ability

A key measure of a senior's ability to remain independent is their ability to successfully perform basic Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and more complex Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IDLs).  The basic ADLs include eating, bathing, grooming and mobility.  IDLs are more involved tasks that include shopping, transportation, meal preparation and medication management.

Motum can collect subjective and objective information to provide timely insights, notifications and trends from among these activities. Data points include:

  • Mobility: Activity, Gait Quality​, Fall Risk

  • Eating: Nutrition, Hydration

  • Sleep:  Quality, Duration

  • Medication Adherence​

  • Social Engagement

  • Objective Measures such a glucose, weight and blood pressure​

  • Subjective Questionnaires such as pain, mood and energy level

Mobility Is Central

More than 1 in 4 seniors rely on  a mobility aid, such as a cane or a walker.  Today's primitive mobility aids lack the ability to gather information regarding their use.  Clinical evidence, however, shows a direct correlation to increased fall risk and disease progression when there are changes in an individual's gait and their use of a mobility aid.  The ability to track force, angles, pressure, patterns, durations and other granular gait metrics from the mobility aid provides novel, precision insights towards the assessment of a person's overall mobility health and risk of falling.

To meet this challenge, Motum offers the world's first "smart" walking aid. Motum's instrumented, intelligent walking assistant incorporates biomechanical and ergonomic advancements that dramatically reduce cognitive and physical user loads, eliminate repetitive stress injuries, reduce fall risk and actively assist healthy mobility.

An integrated motion sensing system collects a variety of data points regarding usage.  The data is sent to Motum's cloud service via on-board cellular capability, providing seamless, virtually transparent aggregation of critical mobility information. The mobility aid also includes a built-in personal emergency response (mPERS) button linked to Motum's machine-learning Insight Engine, providing instant access to caregiver and emergency response services.

Interoperable and Extensible

The Motum solution set has been designed for easy integration with existing care management and remote patient monitoring solutions, and is easily able to ingest information from a broad variety of data sources.  Our Insight Engine serves up proactive notifications, risk alerts and information for informed action, whether you are a caregiver or patient managing a chronic condition, keeping track of medication adherence, or just seeking easier mobility and greater social engagement.

Collectively, Motum's solutions reduce the risk of falling, enable professional and non-professional caregivers to proactively support seniors aging in place, and provide a safe and secure way to request help.

 

Best of all, our solutions enhance independent ability and allow seniors to age well at home.