We are creating an Affordable alternative to the hospital bed called the Smart Inclining Bed that will help YOU get a better night’s sleep, and save millions from suffering from common, preventable illnesses like falls, pressure sores and pneumonias.
- Insomnia affects 1/4 people worldwide regularly – that’s 1.9billion people!
- Reflux, chronic back pain, and heart and lung conditions like heart failure and cystic fibrosis, that make sleep difficult to get, lying flat, affects over 1.1billion too!
- Falls. They’re the most common cause of hospitalisation that will affect as many as 50 – 75% of seniors in nursing homes in any given year, and cost the US $31billion per year.
- Pneumonias. They take 950,000 children under 5 every year, and cost over $40billion per year in the US.
- Pressure sores. They not only last months to years, but cost $129,000 per patient to treat once formed.
- And Loneliness. And Boredom. As many as 10% of society fells lonely all the time, with these vulnerable populations feeling this at disproportionate rates. It can also leads to physical illness.
We are offering a cost-effective device which converts your bed into a hospital bed alternative for a tenth of the price! We have it on special for $349 NOW!
In developing are our Smart Sensor System, which you can use to upgrade your bed. These sensors map your movement, breathing and muscle tone, and when combined with our Smart Inclining Bed’s patented air inflation system, this will also mould to your back to improve your quality of sleep.
Our Premium Health AI Powered Health App, powered by Centered Around You Technologies, (our overarching healthcare arm), will learn from you to give you the best sleep possible.
We are Sleep Experts
But We’re Doing SO Much More.
Our devices will help with sleep. But our mission is to develop a range of medical devices, and an app, which can monitor you, or loved ones, who may be at higher risk of things like falls, bed sores or other medical complications.
The Problem in depth;
Common complications affecting vulnerable populations take HUNDREDS of thousands of lives, and cost BILLIONS of dollars.
Falls are a complication that seriously injure nearly 10% of patients >65 in hospital (2% of this demographic will be admitted per anum!). They alone cost NSW, a single state in Australia of 7million people $558 million1, and the US upwards of $30billion2 every year!
DVTs (clots) affect up to 17% of immobile patients3 and kill 15% who have them dislodge4 – costing the US $27.3 billion a year5.
Pressure sores affect many in acute situations and in post-surgical recovery (or those with skin conditions). These last months to years and cost $129 000 per patient to treat, totaling a low end estimate of $11billion/year to the US6.
And pneumonias are the 3nd largest cause of hospitalisation after pregnancy and falls7,. They take over 950,000 children8, as well as many elderly, immunosuppressed and bed-bound patients disproportionately, every year.
And the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, cancers, other serious illnesses and disabilities are disproportionately affected – although ANYONE can suffer these fates in hospital!
In addition, it also helps many with other medical conditions. Including 70,000 Cystic fibrosis patients, 26 million heart failure patients (who regularly sleep on stacked pillows to minimise fluid buildup in their lungs), 42 million sleep apnoea patients, and a combined 718 million COPD and asthma patients with lung conditions. A flat position, particularly at night, not only receives the minimal assistance from gravity compared to a slant, but also means greatest force due to muscle mass is placed on breathing. Sitting up mitigates this. This sensation, and the wedge pillow’s impact, is actually what inspired our founder to go out and start Get To Sleep Easy.
Also, 7% of the world’s population – nearly 1/4 people in the developed world14 and up to 80% of expectant mothers15, suffer from acid reflux regularly! A slanted position decreases the angle of the esophagus (food pipe) entering the stomach, and makes it more difficult for stomach acid to travel up the esophagus too.
And finally, between 3 and 10% of the entire population suffer from chronic lower back pain. Over 25% of the elderly population, in fact16!
Our Devices Are Designed To Combat These.
Our award winning devices are designed to deal with these. Our Smart Inclining Bed converts any bed into a hospital bed alternative. We know that hospital beds reduce rates of falls by 30%, and pneumonia by as much as 35%, by helping people sit up! Our sensor system is the first of its kind to measure your whole body’s movement patterns, breathing and heart rates and can detect bed sores, and, potentially, other emergencies too, and alert loved ones and medical professionals if someone needs help.
Our wellness app – Centered Around You – is what powers this. Our aim is to make life safer, easier AND more bearable for people when they’re most vulnerable.
This will also allow users to communicate with loved ones or caretakers when they need them most, as well as connect them to other people who may well be feeling lonely too.
This could make life easier and safer for millions in nursing homes, or those requiring extra care at home, and help YOU Get To Sleep Easy knowing your loved ones are safe.
Part of our values includes equality. We’re also developing a version of our Smart Inclining Bed which can be used by hospitals in developing worlds too. Indeed, international NGOs worlds are already interested in this cheap, portable hospital bed! We’ll be testing out our already completed prototype in the field quite soon!
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