New Navigil Smartwatch Provides Activity Statistics for Early Detection of Changes in Wellbeing

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Stylish Wristwatch Packed with Mobile Phone and GPS provides Activity Statistics

Navigil, industry expert in white label wearable personal safety solutions, today unveiled a major extension to the capabilities of the Navigil S1 wristwatch and Rafael service, and the availability of new mini beacons. These enable the collection of statistics on wearer’s level of activity and time spent in various rooms at home. The statistics can be used for big data mining in order to identify changes in wearer’s daily activities indicating a forthcoming collapse in wearer’s wellbeing.

The Navigil Rafael service and S1 wristwatch are the market leading solution for wearable personal safety offering an unprecedented combination of innovative design, long battery life and affordability. The new S1 software feature collects and reports wearer’s level of activeness during the day. Reports show percentage of time split between very active, active and non-active states. This information can be used to unveil changes in wearer’s daily routines and significant changes in overall level of activity.

With the introduction of mini beacons, the S1 now also collects and reports statistics of user’s whereabouts at home. Mini beacons can be placed in every room of the property. Power socket and battery operated versions are extremely easy to install. Statistics show percentage of time spent in each room or area. This new data reveals issues such as exceptionally frequent visits to the toilet and irregular sleeping patterns.

Statistics can be easily examined in Rafael service’s daily, weekly and monthly activity statistics views. The data is also available for big data applications via the Rafael API.

“Activity statistics is the next level of telecare. This is what our customers have been asking for in order to safeguard elderly people’s wellbeing and to minimize cost of care,” says Matti Räty, CEO at Navigil. “The increasing pressure on scarce care resource and facilities can be relieved with innovative technology. Analysis of activity statistics is a powerful method to early on identify elderly persons in risk of collapse of health or depression due to lack of exercise, poor sleep and urological problems.”

“Insurance companies and large care providers are actively looking into ways of improving their elderly customers’ quality of life while reducing cost of care. Elderly person’s condition can collapse due to lack of exercise, lack of contact with other persons or due to depression. It is vital to recognize this before changes are irreversible and care costs increase permanently to a much higher level.” says Mr. Raffaele Miglierina, International Senior Consulting and Management, MED – AEB Technologies, Italy. “Data mining activity statistics is a big data application which can be used to unveil persons in need of a diagnosis or corrective action program. Done early enough these significantly improve person’s wellbeing; minimize care costs and days spent in a hospital.”

Note to editors: Navigil exhibition booth at Mobile World Congress is 1E04 (Team Finland).

For further information, please contact
Matti Räty, CEO, Navigil, matti.raty@navigil.com, +358 400 431 124

About Navigil
Navigil is a leading developer of white label and OEM wearable personal safety services and devices to mobile network operators, telecare and lone worker safety providers. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Navigil’s products are used in over 30 countries worldwide. http://www.navigil.com

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