will be used by the City of Toronto to install 2,000 Siemens Enlighted IoT
sensors in ceiling fixtures at the Cummer Lodge long-term care home. Abiding by
all privacy regulations, the sensors pair with software applications, with the
resulting anonymous data being analyzed and used to make data-driven decisions
around occupancy management, asset tracking, motion tracking, utilization data
and building sanitization.
the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a core purpose of Siemens Caring Hands,”
says Stephan Frucht, member of the board of Siemens Caring Hands.
for Cummer Lodge plays a central role in this. This digital solution will help
to alleviate the long-term negative effects of the pandemic and add safety and
security to the residents, caregivers and visitors. We hope this will mean
enhanced quality of life in the facility and that will provide additional
comfort to both the residents and their loved ones.”
Information garnered from
the data will help the Cummer Lodge care team improve resident safety and care.
Space occupancy heat maps help manage occupancy limits in common areas, asset
tracking helps employees locate and track the high value assets and protect
them with virtual geo-fencing and motion trails enable staff to see highly
trafficked areas and can be used for targeted cleaning and social distancing
tactics. Additionally, utilization data helps teams identify occupant density
and can be used to identify bottle-necks in the building. Sensor data also
assists with sanitization and how to optimize and validate cleaning routines. Cummer Lodge is one of 10 City of
Toronto operated long-term care homes and provides individualized care to each
of its 391 residents within a safe and friendly environment.
“Throughout the pandemic we have worked hard to
protect our residents and ensure that those who are most vulnerable are
supported”, says Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto. “The city prides itself on
providing quality care every single day to residents in our long-term care
homes. I want to thank Siemens Caring Hands e.V. for this donation which will
help further enhance our care.”
initiative of Siemens AG and with the support of Siemens Caring Hands e.V., a
COVID-19 relief fund was established in March 2020 to provide charitable
support to people affected by the crisis worldwide. A total of 15.2 million
euros (including corporate donations and matchings) was collected to aid
projects all over the world. This includes local initiatives with NGOs or
qualified donees in the individual countries as well as global initiatives
directly managed by Siemens Caring Hands e.V.
Siemens Caring Hands e.V. is
a charitable association that was founded at the initiative of Siemens AG in
2001. The association is especially active in providing support in major
emergencies and pursues charitable and non-profit purposes. These include
backing assistance for disaster victims, supporting fire / disaster / civil
protection and promoting development of the public health system. The charity
was established because Siemens AG Management and employees wanted to provide
direct, uncomplicated assistance to victims of the September 11 attacks.
Siemens Caring Hands e.V. also provided assistance in response to the massive
tsunami in Asia in 2004, the historic flood in Germany in 2013 and numerous
other natural disasters.