Caring for an aging population.
SimpleC provides much needed support for patients and their care givers through the use of an easy-to-use, computer-based, multi-media input and delivery environment. With IBM Watson, delivered through IBM Bluemix, this system can assist clinicians, care givers, and family members to provide a more personalized care programs to loved ones.
Family members and caregivers – often referred to as "invisible patients" – are also suffering from these life-changing diseases; emotionally, physically and financially.
Typical treatment for dementia-related symptoms – apathy, confusion, and verbal or physical aggression – have relied heavily on antipsychotic medications and specialized treatment and housing. But costs and side effects from these drugs, and removing people from their homes, often exacerbate these challenges.
Major breakthroughs in science and technology – and access to massive amounts of data – are igniting a new wave of cognitive and behavioral solutions. Providing more personalized experiences, easing anxiety, establishing routines, re-stimulating memory can improve the quality of life for these patients. Taking a new approach to a longtime challenge, SimpleC sought to deliver media-based therapies to improve symptoms and behaviors without drugs.
The ultimate goal is to give the patient peace, comfort, and independence – depending on the level of affliction. SimpleC is making great strides, among the highlights:
- Using IBM Watson cognitive services and the IBM Bluemix cloud platforms, SimpleC built media-based therapies.
- SimpleC processes and analyzes more than 750,000 transactions per day to help model patient profiles, predict and generate care program recommendations.
- Songs, photographs and recordings of familiar voices are used to mitigate behavioral symptoms of dementia by triggering or restimulating memories.