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Jul 14, 2016 10:11 EST

Quietyme is a revolutionary new IoT solution for hospitals, hotels, and apartment rentals to automatically create quiet and healing environments for patients and guests

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 14, 2016

Quietyme Inc.

IoT system to monitor and manage noise, prevent damage, and reduce disturbance.

 

Noise reduces sleep; poor sleep reduces health.

Quietyme is a revolutionary new IoT solution for hospitals, hotels, and apartment rentals to automatically create quiet and healing environments for patients and guests, thereby increasing customer/patient satisfaction, medical outcomes, and profits.

Our patented hardware and software have been tested on over 48 hospital floors and a dozen hotels and hundreds of apartment spaces. Medical organizations currently using Quietyme to conduct research on the effect reduced noise has on patient health include: University of Michigan Health System, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of Chicago Medical Center.

Noise monitoring has huge potential in the healthcare space which we’ve been validating since our first prototype launch in 2014.

With the imminent release of our game-changing CareCube Communication Device, patients will be able to communicate directly with the hospital departments that can best take care of their non-urgent needs by simply changing the orientation of the cube.

To see where Quietyme is going next, read on!

 
 
 
 

As a recent article from the Telegraph reported:

A number of studies like this have demonstrated the correlation between reduced patient disturbances with increased healing and shorter length of stays. This, in turn, saves hospitals, patients, and insurance providers billions of dollars and creates happier patients. Less noise = everyone wins.

Unfortunately, Medicare penalties for poor patient satisfaction scores are rising each year, and noise is among the worst scores hospitals get. Professional medical associations have elevated the issue of hospital noise reduction to a primary area of focus.

Enter: Quietyme
We provide patients with quiet, healing, and restful environments using sensor technology, proprietary analytics, and IoT devices. By continuously monitoring sound effectively, Quietyme is uniquely capable of changing the environment of the room automatically.

Using an array of sensors, we compile much more detailed information, allowing us to identify patterns and distinguish different noises as opposed to products that rely on just a single sensor.

 
 
 
 

Noise reduction is especially critical for patients with delirium, or acute brain dysfunction that is accompanied by inattention and either a change in cognition or perceptual disturbance.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine, the organization that ensures quality of critical care patient care in the U.S., recommends promoting sleep for the reduction of delirium by optimizing patients’ environments, using strategies to control noise and protecting patients’ sleep cycles.
(Source: http://www.learnicu.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/Pain,%20Agitation,%20Delirium.pdf)

Delirium has real-life consequences. Longer durations of delirium in the hospital are associated with worse global cognition and executive function scores at 3 and 12 months.

For healthcare providers, delirium costs $4-16 billion annually, as each additional day having delirium increases the risk of prolonged hospitalization by 20%.

 
 
 
 

Hotels and apartments are inherently noisy due to the proximity of individual units. People are paying for a quality sleep environment but many times are not getting it. Moreover, hotel staff don’t really have any way to monitor or track noise, and therefore have no way to control it.

Specifically, Short Term Rentals like Airbnb are under pressure to control noise or risk laws keeping them out of cities around the world as neighbors point to noise as the primary reason to not allow short term rentals.

For hotel and property managers, Quietyme is a sustainable plan to improve guest experience and prevent expensive building repairs.

Quietyme’s real-time room monitoring doesn’t just detect noise disturbances, but any problem that could lead to costly physical or reputation damage:

  • Vacant Unit Activity
    Know the moment there is activity in a space that should be vacant.
  • Mold & Mildew
    Identify areas where the humidity and temperature remain at levels where mold and mildew are likely to occur.
  • Noise Disturbances
    Use real-time alerts and historical reports to solve noise complaints with actual sound data.
  • Water Damage
    Quickly react to high humidity levels to avoid potential water damage.
  • Enforce Quiet Hours
    Hotel properties with quiet hours that are enforced mean less damage to your brand’s reputation.
  • Freezing Pipes
    Receive alerts of temperature drops before pipes freeze and costly damage occurs.
  • Real-Time Alerts
    Receive notifications the moment the environment exceeds desired levels. Optional setting prompts tenants to self-correct.
  • Alarm Monitoring
    Listens for your existing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and notifies you when they sound.

From a single dashboard, accessible from your computer or mobile device, you can observe a complete overview of your property. Review detailed reports and send alerts of incidents to hotel staff as they happen. We don’t just give you heaps of data to sort through — we give you concise, actionable solutions.

Now you can resolve problems quickly, or prevent them from happening altogether. With Quietyme.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quietyme Timeline

Organizations using Quietyme to conduct research on the effect reduced noise has on patient health include: University of Michigan Health System, Medical College of Wisconsin, and University of Chicago Medical Center. We are also developing research plans with Oxford University and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania among others.

Quietyme has received a ton of press over the past two years.

Moving forward, we have a few add-on devices that are deployable in the prototype stage. We are also  locking up Fortune 500 customers with global footprints.

Make sure to request access to the business plan tab of this profile for an inside look into Quietyme!

 
 
 
 

John Bialk, CEO & Co-Founder
John is a lifelong entrepreneur and problem solver. Before founding Quietyme, he was a property manager trying to automate his job, but noise was a significant cause of concern for many tenants that kept requiring his physical presence. He was also keenly aware that freezing pipes and floods cost his industry billions of dollars each year. He started thinking of a way to automate the monitoring of all these processes, thereby saving him and others time and money.

He ended up joining the startup accelerator  gener8tor to build the ultimate property management IoT system. Along the way, they learned about the same issue in healthcare and began focusing the details on managing sleep environments for hospitals with an invitation to the HealthBox accelerator.


Jonathan Narwold, CTO & Co-Founder
Network engineer, programmer, and passionate entrepreneur.
 

Huey Zoroufy, COO
Huey Zoroufy has 20+ years of experience running startups that have become vendors to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to in-house sales, business development and customer service operations, Huey has also managed domestic and international manufacturing vendors, outside sales teams, and international distributor partners.  Most recently, Huey founded a decorative hardware company and led it to becoming vendor to The Home Depot and other big box retailers.

Bob Baddeley, Engineer
Electrical engineer, entrepreneur, programmer, and firmware and hardware design.

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John Bialk, CEO & Co-Founder

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