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Having a longer life is a new concept to the human race, and we are just starting to make a habit of it. The number of problems associated with aging is on the rise, and innovations seem to be the only hope to provide solutions. We believe the quality of life is as essential as its longevity. It is established that trauma is one of the significant causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Unsurprisingly, Japan's trauma registry database shows that Falls are the leading cause of trauma among the 65-79 age group (56.7%) and the ≥ 80 age group (78.9%).
Therefore, preventing the falls from happening closes the gateway to countless tragedies. We have developed a unique technology that predicts and prevent fall. We are committed to elevating the safety and quality of life of older adults with their independence and privacy protected.
No one ages equally. If we are lucky, we get the chance to live a long life. However, longevity does not necessarily mean having a long quality of life. When confronted with age-related changes, we can lose parts of our independence and privileges one by one. The freedoms we have taken for granted and the entitlements we once fought for can be robbed from us, resulting in new limitations and loss of freedom.
The Good news is that we are human beings, and we find solutions not to survive but to live. Our vision is to supply each person with the means unique to their aging process, so they would navigate different stages of older life safer and empowered, with their independence and privacy intact. Our motivation is simple; we want to age like that too.
Trauma is one of the most significant threats to the elderly health and quality of life. According to WHO, 37 million falls happen every year in those over 65. Unsurprisingly, falls are the leading cause of trauma in the older population.
It is expected that before 2025 one out of three people in Japan will be over 65. Shockingly, By 2060 this ratio will get close to 1. These numbers only shed a little light on the exigency of the problem. Therefore, What we construe as classic long-term care and health care needs a revolutionary change. Effective solutions will undoubtedly hinge on innovations and new technologies. Available technologies can only detect falls and call for help for the falling hazard. They also compromise privacy and the sense of independence. If not, they expose bodies to RF waves relentlessly.
Sage-Sentinel provides a tangible solution to this genuine problem. Sage-Sentinel Predicts and prevents the fall before it happens instead of detecting it after the damage is done.
Ken and Yuko are both 73 years old and live independently in their apartments. Ken has equipped his living space with fall detection technologies (both surveillance and radar technologies).
At the same time, Yuko had a Sage-sentinel fall prevention system installed in her living space. The animation below shows a highly probable scenario during the five months of their lives..
Having a longer life is a new concept to the human race, and we as humans are just getting started to make a habit of it.
The number of problems associated with aging is on the rise, and innovations seem to be the only hope to provide solutions.
What the news&media said about us.
“For Sage Sentinel, Japan is the ideal entry market. Japan is the gateway to solving the global emerging aging crisis.”.
“Enriching the Quality of Life of the elderly and caregivers by providing fall prevention technologies”.
COFOUNDER/CEO. Khashayar Misaghian received his PhD in Vision Science with a specialty in neuroscience from the Université de Montréal. His engineering background and work in neuroscience, machine vision, and neuromuscular control systems and their applications in aging were his inspirations to cofound Sage-Sentinel. He also holds an industrial patent with Essilor group, the world's leading ophthalmic optics company. Moreover, he is an entrepreneurship graduate from the Okinawa institute of science and technology (OIST).
COFOUNDER/CSO. Jocelyn Faubert is a full-time professor at the Université de Montréal and has held the NSERC-Essilor Industrial Research Chair on Visual Function for 18 years (2001-2018). His research interests are diverse dealing from low to high-level perceptual and cognitive processing, human performance, development, aging, optics and photonics spanning from a fundamental perspective to translational research. He has published over 200 research articles in peer-review outlets in numerous fields including neuroscience, psychology, sports science, vision science, engineering, optics-photonics, rehabilitation, development, gerontology, virtual reality, and general science journals. He has 20+ distinct patents & patents pending spanning from biophotonics, brain imaging, optical designs, and behavioural procedural methods for which the great majority have been transferred to established companies or spinoffs. He was a founder and chief science officer of several spinoff companies and is the inventor of the NeuroTracker system that is now deployed globally used in most of the major professional sports leagues and performance organizations. His work has received extensive media coverage in venues such as The New York Times, The NewYorker, Wired Magazine, The Times, The Scientist, The Week, The Sun, Nature.com, National Post, CBC, PBS, CTV News, etc. He was the recipient of the prestigious Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) Scientist award in 1999 and prior to that also was an MRC Scholar and received salary awards from the Quebec government research councils. He was also recognised for his technology transfer from university to industry by receiving an ADRIQ-NSERC award for his involvement in the transfer of university to industry and the Genesis Award from BioQuebec for transfer-emergence.
COFOUNDER/CFO. J. Eduardo Lugo has a PhD degree in physics and EMBA. He is an expert in both theoretical and experimental physics. He has over 36 patents and patent applications in the domains of optics, optical imaging devices for brain measurements, and in the areas of multisensory integration and human performance. He has participated in seven technological transfers, and two product development to Essilor International Group and Conginsens Inc. He is an IP, scientific and technical consultant for Cognisens Inc.; and Senior Scientist at Faubert Laboratory, Université de Montréal.
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