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How it started

How it started

A decade ago, the director of a nursing home approached us with a problem. His residents were regularly losing their dentures, and he was spending thousands of dollars on replacements and dealing with angry families. We started a project to develop a system that would eliminate denture loss in nursing homes, and after a couple of years of research, antenna design, and testing, Scandent was born.

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Challenges

Where we are

Since our launch, Scandent has been expanded to protect hearing aids, eyeglasses, wallets, cell phones, clothing, wheelchairs, and various electronic and medical devices. We have also developed wristbands for wandering prevention so that nursing homes can ensure the safety of their Memory Care residents, protect residents’ personal items, and secure their own assets with one integrated system.

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Where we're going

Where we’re going

Scandent is now deployed in 38 nursing homes and senior living facilities across the country, from New York to Colorado, and from Maine to Idaho. We are continuously striving to improve our system and develop new and better tags for all types of items and devices found in nursing homes. As we did at the start, we aspire to help all nursing home residents live happier and healthier lives.

SCANDENT NEWS AND MEDIA

D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Implements Scandent D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Implements Scandent

Marquette, Mich. - September 18, 2015 - The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans deployed Scandent this week to safeguard its residents' dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, electronic devices, and wallets. D.J. Jacobetti, a 206-bed facility that provides nursing and domiciliary care for veterans, is one of two state-run veterans' homes in Michigan, and the first facility in the state to implement Scandent.

Broadlawn Manor Installs Scandent to Protect Resident Property Broadlawn Manor Installs Scandent to Protect Dentures and Hearing Aids

Amityville, N.Y. - August 4, 2014 - Broadlawn Manor completed its installation of Scandent last week. The 320-bed skilled nursing facility deployed checkpoints in the dishwashing room and in a hallway through which laundry and refuse bins pass. These checkpoints will detect dentures left on food trays after meals, along with resident belongings that are accidentally discarded or get into laundry hampers. Beyond skilled nursing services, Broadlawn offers Alzheimer's and Dementia care, inpatient and outpatient rehab, and an adult day care program.

Scandent Receives Patent for RFID Tag for Dentures Scandent Receives Patent for RFID Tag for Dentures

Stony Brook, N.Y. - July 22, 2014 - Scandent was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The invention describes a loop-dipole antenna and tuning procedure, and the patent is related to an Ultra High Frequency RFID tag that can be embedded in dentures and to tuning procedures for matching the embedded tag's input impedance to the impedance of an RFID tag microchip under varying dielectric conditions. This is the first patent that Scandent has received.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Vladimir Djuric

Vladimir Djuric

Chief Executive Officer

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Vlad is the CEO and cofounder of Scandent. Prior to Scandent, Vlad was an Associate and a founding member of OpenView Venture Partners, a $1.5 billion venture capital fund that invests in software companies. While at OpenView, Vlad sourced and helped deploy $50 million into seven new investments and worked with portfolio companies to develop their finance functions. Before OpenView, Vlad was an Analyst at Insight Venture Partners. Vlad graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics. Vlad holds a patent in the RFID field.

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Akshay Athalye

Akshay Athalye

Chief Technology Officer

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Akshay is the CTO and cofounder of Scandent. Prior to Scandent, Akshay was a Research Scientist at the Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, where his research interests focused on RFID hardware design, protocol development, and signal processing. Akshay holds several RFID-related patents and has been involved in RFID research for over a decade. Akshay has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University, and has numerous RFID-related publications in academic and industry journals.

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Richard Yao

Richard Yao

Principal Systems Engineer

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Richard is the Principal Systems Engineer at Scandent. He is a former Gentoo Linux developer with extensive experience in computer operating systems and storage. He was previously a major contributor to OpenZFS and has contributed to dozens of open source projects, including the Linux kernel. He enjoys work that improves humanity’s quality of life. He holds a B.S. in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University.