Nonnatech, winner of part of a $1 million innovation grant from the NYC Economic Development Corporation, promises to revolutionize home care and other segments of the eldercare business, according to owner Gary German, who is based in White Plains. “Our solution is the only remote patient-monitoring solution that utilizes unobtrusive connected sensors and predictive analytics and machine learning,” he says.
German’s family operated senior-living communities for many years. When his grandmother suffered a stroke and then had problems with caregivers at home, he was inspired to develop the technology. “These sensors are in the bed, in the wheelchair, in the kitchen cabinet, in the refrigerator,” he explains. “Our software allows family members and clinicians to spot the early onset of a problem.”
The predictive algorithms can reduce healthcare costs by catching problems like infections and disrupted sleep patterns before they lead to emergency-room or acute-care visits.
The product came to market in 2014 and has been used in pilot programs by several Westchester institutions, including Wartburg in Mount Vernon. It’s available on a monthly subscription basis.