Cera, a social care provider and health-tech company, is exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to reduce the number of elderly people falling in their homes — consequently leading to a decrease in hospital admissions among this demographic.
Their AI platform, known as the Fall Prediction AI, has shown promising results during a pilot program; The platform utilizes information input by caregivers through a smartphone app to assess the risk of a patient experiencing a fall. Based on this assessment, caregivers can take proactive steps such as ensuring hydration and clearing pathways to minimize the risk of falls.
During the pilot program, which took place in the North West, Yorkshire, and central Scotland, 134 patients who had experienced a total of 29 falls in the preceding fortnight were included. After implementing the Cera Fall Prediction AI, the number of falls decreased to 23, representing a significant reduction of 20.69%. This achievement has been well-received by staff who appreciate the ability to prevent falls and improve the quality of care they provide.
Cera’s success in developing AI solutions for healthcare is attributed to its extensive dataset, which tracks patients’ well-being in their home environments. This wealth of data enables Cera to create AI products that effectively address real-world challenges, setting them apart from other healthcare companies lacking access to such comprehensive datasets.
Beyond fall prediction, Cera has ventured into other AI applications, including Cera Voice, an automated AI phone call service that assesses patients’ health and identifies potential issues. The platform adapts its questions based on patient responses, aiding in the early detection of health concerns. Cera’s overarching mission is to empower individuals to live better lives in their own homes by harnessing the capabilities of AI.
Additionally, Cera employs AI, including ChatGPT (which got an official Android app in July), to automate administrative tasks and optimize worker scheduling. By using AI to streamline scheduling, caregivers can travel more efficiently between patients, resulting in a 30% reduction in travel time. Cera also explores innovative approaches such as using avatars for staff training, offering a scalable solution to address challenges in the social care sector.
Overall, Cera’s pioneering use of AI in healthcare has the potential to improve the lives of elderly individuals by reducing falls and hospital admissions while simultaneously enhancing the efficiency and quality of caregiving services.
Filed in AI (Artificial Intelligence).. Read more about