Dele Health Tech is redefining how the market conceptualizes and achieves fall prevention by offering a data fusion platform that functions as middleware between hardware and data stream partners.
Our mission: To save lives through fall prevention, and prevent one million falls by 2024.
Working to solve this problem is the most important thing most of us have ever worked with. Falling amongst our seniors is a huge and serious issue that impacts almost every family at some point. We treasure every day that we get to work solving real problems using technology.Susan H. Bonsak, CEO Dele Health Tech
Dele Health Tech was an early innovator in remote patient monitoring. The company began in the mountains of Norway with a personal emergency experienced by one of our founders. During recuperation from a medical emergency, it became clear that remote monitoring of patients was not keeping up with technology.
The experience showed the need for safe, dignified, and efficient remote patient monitoring.
Since our inception, Dele’s dedicated team of experts has been applying data science and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to healthcare challenges. An initial grant from the regional government in Norway allowed the company to begin testing tracking solutions using IoT technology.
Applications for translating critical medical information soon followed, and funding from Innovation Norway facilitated further development and international piloting of the technology. Successful trials and pilots featuring technology such as GPS products that addressed the problem of patient wander management were rolled out in multiple geographies within Norway.
During the early years, Dele Health Tech (formerly named iGT) examined patient monitoring solutions. At this time, monitoring solutions were video-based. With a goal of preserving patient dignity, Dele pivoted toward passive, dignity-first oversight solutions, with a narrowed focus on fall prevention.
Our team identified that falls directly contributed to a decline in health for older adults. In 2018, the company shifted all research and development efforts toward combating falls within senior care. By 2019, Dele launched the first United States fall management pilot program, which led to more partnerships.
The Dele name was born in late 2020. ‘Dele’ is the Norwegian word meaning ‘share’ .
The change reflected our philosophy that data, when fused and used ethically, is the foundational key to fall prevention.
Today, the fusion of sensor and personal health data is what the Dele platform uses to create both its fall detection and fall prediction solutions.
At Dele, we are revolutionizing healthcare with innovative data fusion for dignified fall management.