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.
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.
Where we’re going
Scandent is now deployed in over 40 nursing homes and healthcare facilities across the country, from New York to North Dakota, and from Arkansas 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
New Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township Implements Scandent
Chesterfield Township, Mich. - March 26, 2022 - The new Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week, and when veterans start moving in, Scandent will already be there to protect their belongings. Its 128 spacious private suites are spread between four neighborhoods that connect to a massive 33,000 square foot community center, which houses various therapy spaces, a cafe and bistro, prayer room, barbershop, and beauty salon. Chesterfield is the first veterans' home in Metro Detroit.
Maine Veterans' Homes Expands Scandent at New Augusta Facility
Augusta, Maine - February 19, 2022 - Maine Veterans' Home Augusta redeployed its existing Scandent infrastructure to its newly-built 180,000 square foot facility. It also added 11 new checkpoints in laundry rooms to save dentures and hearing aids before they go through the wash. The new facility was designed according to the Small House Model, in which residents occupy private bedrooms within households of about 12 individuals. Households have shared living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, dens, and fireplaces, which promote connectivity and community.
Michigan Veteran Homes Gets Scandent for New Grand Rapids Facility
Grand Rapids, Mich. - September 3, 2021 - Earlier this summer, the newly-constructed Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids deployed Scandent to safeguard dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and electronic devices. This week, the home officially opened its doors and Governor Gretchen Whitmer headlined the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new facility is composed of four home-like neighborhood buildings that can each accommodate 32 members. Members enjoy private bedrooms and bathrooms and shared dining rooms, kitchens, and living spaces.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Principal Systems Engineer
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.