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 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
Christopher House Deploys Scandent in Memory Care Unit
Worcester, Mass. - September 28, 2012 - Christopher House deployed a Scandent checkpoint last week in its Brookside unit, which houses residents living with Alzheimer's and dementia. That checkpoint will be used to alert staff when residents' dentures, hearing aids, and eyeglasses leaving the unit are detected. Christopher House is a 150-bed, non-profit, skilled nursing and rehab center located on Belmont Hill in Worcester, and has been serving the greater Worcester area since 1995.
The Jewish Home of Rochester Installs Scandent
Rochester, N.Y. - May 10, 2012 - The Jewish Home of Rochester completed its installation of Scandent earlier this week. The 362-bed skilled nursing facility, which is a part of Jewish Senior Life, will use Scandent to prevent the loss of dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and other resident property and facility equipment. The Jewish Home of Rochester has been serving the community since 1920, when it was started by four women raising funding to build a Jewish Home for the aging.
St. Johnland Implements Scandent to Track Resident Property
Kings Park, N.Y. - March 27, 2012 - St. Johnland Nursing Center completed its deployment of Scandent earlier this month, and will use the system to prevent dentures and eyeglasses from getting misplaced and lost. St. Johnland is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, 250-bed skilled nursing facility located on 100 acres of picturesque woodlands on the North Shore of Long Island adjacent to Sunken Meadow Park and the Nissequogue River. St. Johnland has been serving the community since 1866.
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 expansion stage software and technology companies. While at OpenView, Vlad sourced and helped deploy $50 million into seven new investments and worked with OpenView’s 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.