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Special report: “Smart beds” improve safety

Innovations are giving this sometimes sleepy industry a needed nudge. Thanks to the rise of the “smart bed,” the industry is slated to grow at a rate of 4.2 percent over the next few years. The industry was worth $2.5 billion in 2012, according to an IBISWorld market research report.

Stanley Healthcare Makes New Investment in Senior Care Tech Development

Stanley Healthcare products are present in around 12,000 long-term care and senior living facilities, and the company will now work with its distribution partners to offer the technology to those and other acute and senior care providers throughout North America. Stanley Healthcare is rebranding the technology, which will be powered by BAM Labs, with plans to integrate its other senior living offerings.

BAM Labs app now remotely validates sleeping position

The new Position Change feature from BAM Labs, Campbell, Calif., an optional feature in the latest update to Bam Labs Health Monitoring app, verifies whether a patient has changed positions in bed. This helps assure that patients are turned regularly to avoid pressure ulcers and alerts staff in case of a bed exit that can lead to a fall.

MedCity News

MedCity News: It’s no secret that most seniors today prefer to “age in place” — and healthcare innovators hear that loud and clear.