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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

The Wesley Community Gets Scandent for Skilled Nursing Buildings The Wesley Community Gets Scandent for Skilled Nursing Buildings

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - April 14, 2014 - The Wesley Community deployed nine Scandent checkpoints throughout its Wesley Health Care Center, which provides skilled nursing care for seniors and chronically ill adults. Wesley will use Scandent to safeguard residents' dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, wallets, cell phones, and other electronics devices. The Wesley Health Center is a 356-bed skilled nursing facility that spans three buildings on the Wesley campus, which is located in the heart of beautiful Saratoga Springs. 

Edna Tina Wilson and Unity Living Center Deploy Scandent Edna Tina Wilson and Unity Living Center Deploy Scandent

Rochester, N.Y. - April 9, 2014 - Earlier this week, Edna Tina Wilson and Unity Living Center (now both part of Rochester Regional Health) deployed Scandent checkpoints to scan laundry and garbage bins leaving the facilities. Both homes will use Scandent to prevent the loss of residents' dentures, hearing aids, and eyeglasses. Unity Living Center is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility located on the Rochester Regional St. Mary's campus. Edna Tina Wilson can also accommodate 120 residents and uses innovative neighborhood design to promote social and interactive living.

Medford Multicare Picks Scandent for Wander Management Medford Multicare Picks Scandent for Wander Management

Medford, N.Y. - March 31, 2014 - Medford Multicare, which has been using Scandent to safeguard resident belongings and facility equipment, expanded its Scandent system earlier this year so that it could use it as a wander management system for resident safety. Medford started using Scandent wristbands for wander management and elopement prevention earlier this month, and it is the first nursing home to use Scandent as its primary wander management and elopement prevention solution.

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.