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This case study looks at how Essence is helping the elderly to live independently through its smart care platform.


  • Essence has developed a solution for monitoring daily activity based on personal patterns that not only uses smart sensors, but also intelligent algorithms and a cloud-based analytics engine for proactive monitoring and alerting.
  • Essence has gone beyond the traditional personal emergency response system (PERS) by adding voice capabilities to panic buttons.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the data-driven approach of Essence's smart care platform for the prevention of health deterioration.
  • Explains why Essence's Voice Panic Detector is an innovative panic tool.

Key questions answered

  • How is Essence giving caregivers a tool to prevent unnecessary hospitalization?
  • How is Essence employing voice-recognition technology to help the elderly in distress?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view


  • Recommendations for Essence
  • Recommendations for service providers

Helping the elderly and chronically ill adults to live independently

  • Setting the business context
  • Bringing the strategy to life
  • Outcome assessment


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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