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adams & weber GmbH and Ekahau Install a Location and Emergency Call System for Dementia Patients and Staff at Josef-Ecker-Stift in Neuwied
Date:1/30/2013

RESTON, Virginia, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The adams & weber GmbH company, an experienced IT-system house in the Rhine-Mosel region, collaborated with  Ekahau, the worldwide leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), to install a WLAN-based locating and emergency call system at Josef-Ecker-Stift, a senior-citizens home and nursing facility in Neuwied, Germany. The system monitors the movements of the home's residents and, whenever danger threatens, it enables the care staff to speedily intervene and thus prevent accidents.

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Josef-Ecker-Stift in Neuwied places great importance on giving its residents - despite their dementia -the privilege to move freely and independently throughout the building, while simultaneously protecting them against potential accidents and dangers, for example, falling in a stairwell. Josef-Ecker-Stift's director Siegfried Hartinger therefore sought a location system that would assist the home's care staff with their work and speedily notify them whenever danger threatens. He opted for Ekahau's RTLS Real-time Location System. Ekahau collaborated with the adams & weber GmbH to install the emergency-call and location system at Josef-Ecker-Stift toward the end of 2012.

The system monitors the movements of the home's residents and indicates the direction in which each person is heading. It also monitors residents with limited mobility, for example, people who rely on walkers. The system locates the Ekahau wristband tags which the residents wear 24-hours a day, and continually notifies the care staff of each resident's momentary location. This makes the caregivers' work easier because it
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