In 2009, the Long Island State Veterans' Home approached us with the problem of residents losing their dentures. Labelling, color-coding, and enforcing staff
procedures to reduce denture loss had been ineffective, and the facility administrator was tired of spending thousands of dollars on replacements and
convincing resident families that pop's dentures had not been stolen ("there's no market for stolen dentures!").
We started a research project with the goal of developing a wireless solution that would reduce, or better yet, eliminate denture loss in nursing homes and
other senior care facilities. After 18 months of tireless research, antenna design, and testing, Scandent was born.
Since the launch of Scandent, the system has been expanded to protect residents' hearing aids, eyeglasses, wallets and other high-value items.
It is also being used to track and protect facility equipment such as wheelchairs, thermal pads, electronics, and anything else that can be lost or stolen.
Finally, we are working on developing resident wandering wristbands so that nursing facilities can protect their property, their residents' personal items, and ensure the safety of their
wandering residents with one easy-to-use system.
We are continuously striving to make the system better and looking for new items to protect and track.