19Jun, 2017

Tafta Residents test new Kraydel device

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Over the past few weeks Kraydel has been trialling their latest hardware and software with some “marvellous, helpful, inquisitive and adventurous residents of two of the Tafta facilities in South Africa”.

According to Kraydel CEO, Dr Lisa Smith, the trial was “a great opportunity for us to do things in the ‘real world’ where not surprisingly more things go wrong than they do on the work bench in our office.”

Kraydel is an electronic device that works through Wi-Fi or 3G and the TV to provide non-instrusive monitoring of elderly people in their homes – allowing carers to check remotely that everything is ok. There are other helpful functions such as messaging, video calling, medication reminder and so on. It’s quick quick and easy to set up – just place it on top of your TV, plug in the HDMI cable, turn it on and you’re ready to go!

“The trials continue but already we’ve learned interesting things about how long cables really need to be, how early people in South Africa get up in the morning (crazy early), how often the electricity goes off (load shedding), just how quiet is the night-time and how much heat a TV can generate,” said Dr Smith.

“We’re very grateful to our patient and supportive ‘technology pioneers’ who welcomed us into their homes on several occasions, were friendly and interested and put up with us blocking their view of TV for long periods while we fine-tuned the devices.”

For more information, please visit http://www.kraydel.com/insight/