Dedicated to helping people with limited mobility live better lives.
Nexaware is an innovative weight measurement system that is automated, easy-to-use, and unobtrusive. This system will provide clinically relevant data through a cloud-based database for older persons and their caregivers. This will enable healthcare providers to guide clinical treatment. Nexaware is bringing next-generation wellness monitoring tools to assisted living facilities and hospitals.
- Highly accurate weight measurements on a consistent basis.
- Weight can be taken at the same time every day.
- Provides on-demand and scheduled weigh-ins.
- Minimizes errors in recording weight.
- No additional caregiver support required.
- No transportation time.
- Reduces risk of injury to both the individual being weighed and the caregiver(s) providing support.
- Helps monitor and control weight thereby reducing health risks.
- Alerts caregiver of a bed-exit event and in the event a person has not re-entered the bed within a user-defined time.
Necessity is the mother of invention
Photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute. The E-Scale team at the Human Engineering Research Lab is (from left) Anand Mhatre, Jonathan Pearlman, Jonathan Duvall, Phil Brooks (Innovation Institute entrepreneur-in-residence) and Sam Bucior.
Like so many inventions, E-Scale was born out of watching a loved one struggle with an everyday issue. Inventor Dr. Jon Pearlman, a research scientist and faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL), noticed his stepfather struggling to reach the bathroom scale due to mobility challenges. Determined to develop a more viable solution, Pearlman, Jonathan Duvall, and their teammates began an applied research project that resulted in the E-Scale, a passive weight monitoring system designed to weigh a person while they are in bed. A unique algorithm also helps to monitor various other facets of an individual’s activity in order to improve their quality of life. Nexaware is dedicated to bringing the valuable technology to market.