MindfulGarden is the interactive digital health platform that de-escalates anxiety & aggression in delirium and dementia without the use of psychotropic drugs and restraints. For hospitals and care facilities it will increase positive health outcomes, promote shorter stays, reduce violence against staff, and decrease cost of care.
Using patient-triggered input (the individual’s own movement, vocalization, and vital signs), computer-generated imagery is displayed on-screen. These visualizations match agitation levels and progressively calm disruptive behaviours, thereby allowing care to begin sooner for the underlying medical condition.
Following early funding from a Greater Vancouver-based Hospital Foundation, an in-hospital quality improvement project was implemented. The positive feedback has encouraged the MindfulGarden team to move forward with both a pilot clinical study and quality improvement projects in long-term care and hospital settings in 2018.
A Global Problem. Limited Treatment Options.
MindfulGarden is an interactive digital health platform that reduces anxiety and aggression in our first patient cohort of seniors experiencing hyperactive delirium/dementia in the healthcare setting.
Anxiety in seniors with hyperactive delirium is a big problem with few treatment options beyond administration of psychotropic drugs or physical restraints. In the Fraser Health region alone, dementia patients account for 25% of hospital beds with an average 60% longer stay in hospital (at an average estimated cost of $1500 per patient, per day!). In the USA, the stats are even more compelling.
MindfulGarden is designed as a behaviour modification tool for
hospitals and long-term care facilities to:
Reduce Cost of Care
Improve Health Outcomes
Protect Work Environments
MindfulGarden is seeking additional funding via a convertible note. The total raise will see the company through clinical validation in 2018. For more information, please contact Mark Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
“A Pilot Clinical Study of an Interactive Digital Technology (MindfulGarden) in Treatment of Hyperactive Delirium in a Hospital Setting” submitted to health authority for clinical implementation in 2018.
MG was chosen as one of only six companies (out of 61 applicants) for the TELUS Tech Accelerator (powered by Innovate Calgary) for six months of mentorship and networking — the only health start-up represented.
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