A smart nursing-home technology from Israel’s Pangea IT integrates thermal imaging, video analytics, machine learning and biometric access control to protect the health, security and safety of residents and staff.

Pangea, which specializes in digital identity, security and e-payment solutions for governments and businesses, launched the new multisensory solution at a time when Covid-19 is taking a heavy toll on residential facilities for the elderly.

Pangea Executive Vice President Assaf Kaminer. Photo by David Garb

The integrated system can handle a large variety of scenarios – from tracing contacts that might spread Covid-19 infections and preventing unauthorized access to the homes, through detecting falls or violence towards the residents and providing real-time information for family members, to helping provide fast, personalized and high-quality service to each resident.

“The pandemic has focused attention on the needs of nursing homes where monitoring is critical in order to protect residents and enable rapid contact tracing to prevent spreading of the virus,” said Assaf Kaminer, executive VP at Herzliya-based Pangea.

He adds that monitoring was important even before the pandemic and has now become crucial for nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

A pilot of Pangea’s monitoring system will soon begin at a 200-bed Israeli nursing home. Based on the results of that trial, the company plans to focus on markets in North America and Europe.