Consortium wins grant to study the use of world-first sensor technology platform in residential aged care fall prevention


Talius Group Limited (formerly known as HSC Technology Group) and partners WhiddonAnchor Excellence, and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have been awarded an Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA) with a total value of nearly $400,000 to run a feasibility study using a data analytics platform that combines sensor technology to prevent falls in residential aged care.

The ARIIA funding will be used to develop the BEST CARE Project, which will test the feasibility of a world first sensor platform called Talius in residential aged care.

The Talius platform is the first of its kind that combines information from different types of sensors to provide real time information about residents care needs to mobile devices and healthcare dashboards used within the service. This state-of-the-art technology using the Internet of Things (IoT) can reliably monitor and alert staff to an older person’s changed health status. Talius is sensor agnostic and can link any number of sensors autonomously collecting data into its platform. In this study there will be six different types of sensors with a total of 967 sensors installed throughout the home.

CEO of HSC Technology Group, Graham Russell, said the technology-using sensors have been trialled by CSIRO in people‘s homes.

“Many aged care providers asked me if this technology could also be used in residential aged care homes as they saw how the data moved from a reactive to proactive solution,” Mr Russell said.

“I am very pleased that we have won this grant and with the collective expertise of our partners, refine our approach.

“Using autonomous data collected through the sensors ensures dignity for older people, it is not invasive like a camera or CCTV, and can be very sensitive to help predict a change,” he said.


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We are pleased and excited about this. Thank you, ARIIA.