On 30 November 2016 PSI ran a demonstration of the LED Sensormat™ for healthcare professionals.
The demonstration, which took place at the Council on the Ageing ACT (COTA) premises in Hughes, was attended by representatives of BUPA and IRT Group aged care facilities, the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).
PSI Business Development Manager Bill Leane discussed the analytics capabilities of the LED Sensormat with attendees while PSI CEO Ian Bergman set up and demonstrated the product.
During the meeting a frail elderly gentleman attending a COTA class agreed to test his balance on the mat for comparison with the healthcare professionals. The gentleman’s score was 60 (very high), indicating he had very poor balance. He reported that this was something he was aware of and the reason why he used a walking stick. It compared to scores of under ten for the healthcare professionals who tested their balance.
Participants at the demonstration were all most impressed with the potential for the new product and agreed to consider trialling it.