Making people move
Magnea strives to integrate physical activity as an obligatory cornerstone for injury prevention and treatments within healthcare and elderly care.
The lack of physical activity is the largest health risk in our modern society, especially for the elderly. For that reason, Magnea develops technology enabling professionals in elderly care to make physical activity the preferred treatment and prevention method over pharmaceuticals and surgeries. Our solution is based on advanced, highly sensitive motion detection used to monitor and increase patients physical activity in health and elderly care. We are automatically logging patients’ activity and give them feedback and motivation to increase their physical activity. On top of that, we provide staff with precise activity data to monitor and analyse their patients’ needs more efficiently.
Prevent injuries and death
because pharmaceuticals and surgeries could often be avoided
Inactivity in health and elderly care facilities is linked to over 30 different health issues which result directly or partially in 3.2 million unnecessary and avoidable death worldwide. A healthy 70-year-old person will lose up to 10% of his or her muscle mass within the first ten days at a hospital, due to inactivity which is related to many known issues such as:
7% of hospitals’ patients suffer from pressure ulcers
11% prolonged their hospital stay due to physical weakness
34% of patients of age 60 and higher had traumatic falls during their stay
Activity is treatment
individual trainings and result monitoring are the cornerstones of motivation
Physical activity can prevent strokes, cardiovascular diseases, general weakness and many other issues disorders better than pharmaceuticals and can make surgeries redundant. These effects could save millions of lives and lots of money annually spent on health care. Research shows that an increase in patients’ physical activity within health and elderly care could lead to:
20% less strokes
30-40% reduction of cardiovascular disease
6000 SEK /day reduction of hospital costs per patient
The problem is twofold. We have been lacking the sensor technology to measure and monitor even small yet important movements such as sitting up in bed. On the other hand, even if the hospital staff was aware of the lack of activity of their patients’ they rarely found the time to try to motivate patients, and they could not track nor illustrate the effect.