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ambiact: Safety, provided through your power socket 

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ambiact provides safety to people living alone in their own homes.

ambiact is constructed as a plug adapter and recognizes the usage of electrical appliances. If these appliances are not used for an untypically long time, ambiact wirelessly initiates an alarm through an available care phone.

Do you know how many of your customers have an accident every year in their homes without wearing their emergency call button? More than 10.000 every year! From these, less than 10% have an activated activity tracking. What happens to the remaining 90%? Activity tracking was originally integrated in care phones to help exactly these people. Nevertheless, activity tracking is only sparsely used due to too many false alarms.

From a social alarm operator’s viewpoint the ambiact is a day-to-day-suitable approach to activity tracking – WITHOUT the disadvantages of other approaches. Compared to button-press-driven activity tracking, at least 82% of false alarms are avoided. Compared to movement sensors, installation efforts are reduced massively (simply because no tools are required). Maintenance is not necessary. Thereby, activity tracking can be used by every social alarm customer as a standard functionality.

Reasons for the ambiact

Better service

Offer activity tracking as a standard service. Every year several thousand customers may get help much earlier than without!

Increase income

Customers are willing to pay for additional safety provided by the ambiact. The experience shows that 5 € / month are easily accepted. ambiact should not be offered separately but in a bundle “Premium Safety” together with a care phone.

Reduce costs

Avoid unnecessary emergency drives (costs at least 60 € / drive) initiated by false alarms (approx. 3 per customer / year) and save time for cooperating nursing services. Please check these figures with you own database!

Extend customer base

ambiact makes social alarm usable by blind and demented people. Customers refusing to wear the emergency call button can still use activity tracking.

Product properties

Minimal installation efforts

Installing the ambiact requires no tools. The plug adapters is simply places between power outlet and appliances and calibrated via the press of a single button. The whole procedure takes less than 60s. Towards the care phone, ambiact is handled like an emergency call button.

No maintenance efforts

ambiact does not require a battery. Therefore, no maintenance is required. Plugging the device out, triggers the radio link monitoring. After being plugged in again, ambiact works like before thanks to its non-volatile memory.

Reusable, easy to clean

ambiact can be reused for an unlimited number of times. The device is cleaned with a wet cloth.

3 years warranty, +1 year extended warranty

ambiact is manufactured in Germany with high-quality components. Therefore, it has 3+1 years warranty (see our warranty conditions).

No camera feeling, not visible

Normally, ambiact is not visible in every-day life since it is hidden by the appliances it monitors. Elderly people are already used to use plug adapters and are therefore used to these kind of devices. Since ambiact is not visible, a feeling of surveillance is not generated.

Pets and lying persons unproblematic

Pets can mislead movement sensors. If an elderly person fell and her cat still moves around in front of the movement sensor, this may erroneously lead to recognized activity. Such situation cannot confuse the ambiact. The activity recognition is day-to-day-proven!

Compatible with most care phones

ambiact is compatible with all care phones from the manufacturers Doro Care (formerly Caretech), Neat, Telealarm (formerly Bosch) and Tunstall. A complete compatibility list can be found in the manual.

Can be used with nearly all appliances

ambiact can recognize the usage of all common electrical appliances including LED-lamps as well as toasters. The electrical usage of the device just has be between 1.5W and 2300W.

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In sheltered housing there is always a discord between a self-determined lifestyle of the residents and a certain surveillance as part of the service offering. On one hand, every resident should be able to live the way she wants to, on the other hand no resident should wait for help longer than necessary. ambiact helps to resolve this discord!

From a sheltered housing operator’s viewpoint ambiact is an additional safety service for the residents that does not hinder their self-determined lifestyle. Thanks to ambiact, too long inactivity or absence of residents is unobtrusively detected without requiring the residents to handle or do anything. Time-consuming tours through the house in order to check the well-being of three residents are no longer required. The nurse saves time for longer visits or other tasks. ambiact is the perfect support for everyday life routines in sheltered housing!

Reasons for the ambiact

Improve service offering

Offer more safety to all residence without hindering an individually self-determined life style. In your house, no one needs to wait for help!

Save time

Today, nurses often make daily tours through the house in order to check the well-being of all residents. These tours are very time-consuming. Save this time and extend the time for personal visits or other tasks!

Share responsibility

Nurses in shelted housings are responsible for nearly all concerns of the residents and are very busy. Using the ambiact, the resposibility for checking the daily well-being of the residents is shared with an external operator. This operator concentrates on this tasks and thereby it cannot happen that the nurse may miss a call for help due to beeing too busy.

Increase acceptance for technology

Social alarm should be used by every resident. However, acceptance for this important service often fails due to the residents not being willing to wear the emergency call button every day. Using the ambiact, social alarm can be used to a certain degree from the beginning on. As soon as the resident feels endangered enough, she may start to wear the emergency call button.

Differentiation from the competition

Competition in sheltered housing is hard. AAL technolofy will be an important factor for differentiation in the near future. ambiact is the first day-to-day-proven approach to this technology. The device supports a self-determined lifestyle of the residents without bothering them in their daily life. Using the ambiact, you are one step ahead of your competitors!

Avoid bad press

If a resident is found too late in your house, the reason does often not matter. If the press takes the subject, bad press is nearly guaranteed. Using the ambiact, such situations are avoided.

Product properties

Minimal installation efforts

Installing the ambiact requires no tools. The plug adapters is simply places between power outlet and appliances and calibrated via the press of a single button. The whole procedure takes less than 60s. Towards the care phone, ambiact is handled like an emergency call button.

No maintenance efforts

ambiact does not require a battery. Therefore, no maintenance is required. Plugging the device out, triggers the radio link monitoring. After being plugged in again, ambiact works like before thanks to its non-volatile memory.

Reusable, easy to clean

ambiact can be reused for an unlimited number of times. The device is cleaned with a wet cloth.

3 years warranty, +1 year extended warranty

ambiact is manufactured in Germany with high-quality components. Therefore, it has 3+1 years warranty (see our warranty conditions).

No camera feeling, not visible

Normally, ambiact is not visible in every-day life since it is hidden by the appliances it monitors. Elderly people are already used to use plug adapters and are therefore used to these kind of devices. Since ambiact is not visible, a feeling of surveillance is not generated.

Pets and lying persons unproblematic

Pets can mislead movement sensors. If an elderly person fell and her cat still moves around in front of the movement sensor, this may erroneously lead to recognized activity. Such situation cannot confuse the ambiact. The activity recognition is day-to-day-proven!

Compatible with most care phones

ambiact is compatible with all care phones from the manufacturers Doro Care (formerly Caretech), Neat, Telealarm (formerly Bosch) and Tunstall. A complete compatibility list can be found in the manual.

Can be used with nearly all appliances

ambiact can recognize the usage of all common electrical appliances including LED-lamps as well as toasters. The electrical usage of the device just has be between 1.5W and 2300W.

Questions about the ambiact

Where can I buy the ambiact?

ambiact can be obtained from your cooperating nursing service or social alarm operator. For large-scale projects, ambiact can be directly bought from oldntec.

Does the ambiact replace the emergency call button?

Answered in general: No. If the emergency call button is worn in case of an accident, it is the most direct way to call for help. For most social alarm users, ambiact is a safeguard for these situations in which the emergency call button is not worn. ambiact can replace the emergency call button for these customers that refuse to wear the emergency call button in general.

Does your mom or dad use social alarm? Do you think that he or she wears the emergency call button EVERY day? No one believes in this! Just imagin this situation: Your mom wants to use the restroom during the night. On this short way there is no need to wear the button. Right? In the dark, she slips of the carpet’s edge and falls. Most elderly people cannot stand up after a fall by themselves. She does not wear the emergency call button and thus cannot call for help. Your mom would wait for help until someone visits her. How long might that be?

From a relative’s viewpoint  the ambiact stands for additional safety for their parents. Even if the emergency call button is refused or not worn, help will come before consequential damages of a fall may be expected. For the first time, even blind and demented people may use social alarm. ambiact stands for additional safety, your mom or dad will not refuse, since he or she does not need to do anything for that.

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Safety

More than 10.000 social alarm users in Germany experience an accident every year without wearing their emergency call button. Using the ambiact, help is called even in these cases! Since most elderly people fall during night, help is often called within few hours!

No change

Rather often, elderly people refuse to use assistive technologies. Most common reasons are the needs to either wear or handle those new devices. ambiact is often very well accepted, since it requires neither handling nor being worn. Using the ambiact, the elderly persons lives like before and ambiact waits in the background until help is required.

Unobtrusive

Alternatives to the ambiact, like movement sensors, are often perceived as surveillance by elderly people. Plug adapters are very well know, even by elderly people, and are therefore much easier accepted. Additionally, ambiact disappears behind connected appliances and is often not seen in everyday life.

For everyone

Especially bling and demented people are excluded from the usage of social alarm since they cannot find or refuse to wear the emergency call button. Using the ambiact, these people can profit from the additionally safety of social alarm as well.

Questions regarding

Where can I buy the ambiact?

ambiact can be rented from your local social alarm provider. In most cases, it costs a maximum of 5 € / month. In case your social alarm provider does not yet offer the ambiact, we can provide you with a list of local providers.

Does the ambiact work without a care phone?

No, not yet.

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We develop technical assistance products that provide safety and quality of life!

— founders oldntec —

Our Team

The oldntec GmbH is an innovative technology start-up located in Oldenburg, Germany. As a flexible engineering bureau we want to develop technical innovation tailored to individual needs in the care market together with care providers and bring movement to market dominated by large companies. Together, we can make ideas become reality – that was shown by the development of the ambiact!

Thomas Frenken
CEO
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Frenken has studied computer science and did his Ph.D. in engineering sciences. At oldntec he is responsible for project management, public relations, and sales.
Ralf Eckert
CTO
Ralf Eckert is a trained electrical engineer and has studied computer science. At oldntec he takes responsibility for the technical development and the manufacturing.


We want to bring innovations to life together with care providers. We have the technical know-how – do YOU have an idea or demand?

Then, we should meet!

Our business fields

Product development

We develop technical assistance products care in close cooperation with our customers. We have the know-how to develop in hard and software – you only need to bring the idea!

What we offer
  • Feasibility checks
  • Intellectual property consulting
  • (Rapid) prototyping
  • Evaluation in the field
  • Industrialization
  • Preparation of manufacturing

Home automation

We know how to use home automation technologies – for comfort reasons, in order to support care processes and for fostering an independent lifestyle. Together with our customers we develop individual home automation concepts that are not limited to a certain technology or home automation manufacturer. We choose the technology suited best for your application!

What we offer
  • Advise on capabilites
  • Development of concepts
  • Cost calculation
  • Management of the implementation
    (retrofit/ during construction)
  • Development of individual solutions
  • Training for maintenance

Research

We have long-term experience in the application and handling of research and third-party development projects – on a national and European level. Together, we can work on totally new approaches!

What we offer
  • Coordination of third-party
    research project applications
  • Participation in third-party projects
    as partner and as a sub-contractor
  • Consulting for research project applications

Are you interested?

Then write us!

oldntec on TV!

Einfach genial!
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A must-see! The German broadcast station “MDR” reported mid 2014 in their show “Einfach Genial!” about the development of the ambiact, its first customers, and the results of the piloting.
Friesisches Fernsehen
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At the end of 2013 the broadcast station “FRF” located in northern Germany reported about the ambiact prototype and the results of a field trial conducted around Oldenburg and Bremen.
Science4Life
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As a part of the Science4Life business plan contest Thomas talked about the advantages of the ambiact for social alarm operators and their customers.

Awards for oldntec

Awarded Place 2015
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This year, oldntec and its product ambiact have been chosen as one of 100 awarded places in Germany in the intiative “Awarded Places in the Land of Ideas”. 2015, the initiative and the Deutsche Bank appreciate ideas and projects that provide solutions to the upcoming challenges of a digitally connected world.
IT Innovation Award
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On the CeBIT 2015 oldntec got a price from the “Initiative Mittelstand”, a network organisation for mid-sized companies, for their technical innovation in the field of “eHealth”.
Case Study RRI
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Early 2015 a case study on the ambiact was chosen by the EU as an outstanding example for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
Best Business Idea
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At the end of 2014 we were very proud on winning the award for the best business idea 2014 from the Business Angels Weser Ems.
IKT innovativ
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In September 2014 oldntec won a grade-two award during “IKT innovativ”, a competition for IT start-up from the Germany Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.
Scienc4Life
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Mid 2014 oldntec was ranked #4 within Germany’s most renowned business plan competition in the field of life sciences, the Science4Life Venture Cup.
Innovation Award
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In March 2014 oldntec was awarded with the newcomer innovation award from Germany’s largest fair for geriatric care, the Altenpflege.

info@oldntec.eu

+49 (0) 441 181 317 - 21

Escherweg 2, D-26121 Oldenburg, Germany

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