Serenity, a revolutionary fall-detection system that eliminates the need for conventional wearables, is the product of a successful collaboration with Alarm.com. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it is debuting its product.
It becomes an integral part of your routine the moment you plug it in. An explanation from Sumit Nagpal, CEO and creator of Cherish Health, states that neither applications nor complex setups are required. “Serenity can offer detailed information about the activities of up to two individuals, such as mom and dad,’ within a 40-foot range through walls, utilizing advanced radar technology and AI, all while preserving privacy.”
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cherish was able to launch on January 2, 2020, and their solution has the potential to save lives.
The capacity to build a 13-point skeletal model of people in near-real-time using radar data processed by the device’s AI is what makes Serenity stand out. This model is useful for distinguishing between deliberate lying down and falls, particularly slow falls that regular accelerometers do not pick up. With an emphasis on the system’s accuracy, Nagpal states, “It’s about understanding the context and sequence of movements.”.
The fact that there are no cameras or other invasive equipment is awesome. People can go about their day without worrying that they are being watched or followed, and they won’t have to remember to wear a safety bracelet.
The business released a video showcasing its features:
In the event of an emergency, Serenity notifies a predetermined group of caregivers or a continuous monitoring service. However, its powers extend beyond only detecting falls. Nagpal asserts that Serenity can remotely measure resting heart rate (!) and respiration (!!) without the need for a wearable device, which might have significant consequences for home healthcare.
Public safety measures, such as the detection of hidden weapons in public places and health monitoring in automobiles, which might save lives in situations like strokes, are among the larger uses that the business has envisioned for its patented technology.
Cherish has downsized its activities to a local level when it comes to production and shipping.
Nagpal mentions the fact that they have manufacturing in New Hampshire and PCB manufacturing in Santa Clara, highlighting the notion that local manufacturing is more efficient than foreign production. A half-million-unit order is being negotiated by the corporation, which shows a substantial interest in the market.
The solution is certainly not cheap, costing $300 + $39/month in subscription fees. However, according to Nagpal, it is priced “competitively in the same range as a smart speaker with a help button.”
It is both a music player and a two-way speaker, and it is meant to fit in with the house.
As Nagpal considers Cherish’s path and its possible effects, he says, “We started in the chaos of a global pandemic, but we’ve turned these challenges into opportunities for innovation.”. The promise of autonomy, security, and tranquility for our ageing population is embodied in serenity, which goes beyond being a mere commodity.