Remote patient monitoring while maintaining privacy has been a complex challenge, but Romi Gubes, the CEO of Sensi.AI, believes she has found the solution. In a recent interview on TechCrunch Live, Gubes discussed how her company leverages audio-based AI software to detect and predict anomalies that can impact the health of individuals receiving in-home care.
Gubes, a seasoned software engineer who has worked at renowned companies such as Cisco, Dell, and Vonage, was inspired to establish Sensi.AI after an incident of abuse at her daughter’s daycare center. Determined to leverage her technical expertise to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals in care environments, she recognized the significant shortage of in-house care professionals in the United States and the challenges associated with “aging in place” without proper infrastructural support.
“As time goes by, there are more and more older adults and fewer young people who can potentially take care of them,” Gubes explained. “I soon realized the immense pain in the senior care industry.”
Founded in 2018, Sensi.AI has experienced rapid growth and currently employs 70 people across the United States and Israel. Serving thousands of individuals in 37 states, the company has attracted $25 million in investments, including support from Sergey Gribov, a general partner at Flint Capital and a Sensi.AI board member.
The demand for remote care monitoring solutions has surged, driven further by the pandemic. So what sets Sensi.AI apart? Gubes attributes their success to the company’s unique technology, combining AI and audio monitoring to detect critical events in patients’ surroundings.
Sensi.AI has spent years collecting data from the field to train its AI system, accumulating over 10 million caregiver interactions from tens of thousands of individuals across the U.S. This extensive dataset enables the detection of specific problems, such as difficulties in transitioning older adults from bed to a chair, a significant risk factor for both parties involved. Sensi.AI focuses on prevention, empowering professionals to take proactive measures before incidents occur.
Privacy concerns are addressed by Sensi.AI’s approach. Unlike some competitors, the company does not employ camera monitoring. Moreover, the system complies with HIPAA regulations, ensuring medical records’ privacy, and anonymizes data to ensure that audio information remains unlinked to individual patients under monitoring.
Sensi.AI’s groundbreaking approach to remote patient monitoring, coupled with their dedication to privacy and patient safety, positions them as leaders in the industry. With their innovative technology and commitment to providing actionable insights, Sensi.AI is revolutionizing in-home care for a more secure and efficient future.