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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

Cabrini of Westchester Goes Live with Scandent Cabrini of Westchester Goes Live with Scandent

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. - January 31, 2014 - Cabrini of Westchester completed its Scandent deployment earlier this month and will use the system to protect residents' dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and cell phones, along with electronic devices and medical equipment belonging to the facility. Cabrini is a not-for-profit 364-bed skilled nursing facility located in the picturesque Hudson River Valley, and offers residents stimulating recreational activities, restaurant-style dining, full amenities, and panoramic views of the Hudson River.

Providers Embracing Technology Bring in Honors Providers Embracing Technology Bring in Honors

McKnight's Long-Term Care News - December 1, 2013 - Jewish Senior Life achieved a first, walking away with both the Silver and Bronze awards in this category. The New-York based provider won Silver for implementing a Scan-Dent system, which uses radio frequency identification tags to help residents and caregivers quickly locate lost dentures, glasses and hearing aids. It earned Bronze for its dining program, which combines an Alto-Shaam Combitherm CombiOven to create... Read full article

Gurwin Jewish Gets Scandent to Track Resident and Facility Property Gurwin Jewish Gets Scandent to Track Resident and Facility Property

Commack, N.Y. - August 19, 2013 - Gurwin Jewish deployed Scandent in its Skilled Nursing Pavilions to prevent the loss of various resident and facility property. Gurwin will use Scandent to track its medical equipment and electronic devices, along with dentures, hearing aids, wallets, and cell phones belonging to its residents. Located on a 36-acre campus, Gurwin's 460-bed skilled nursing community is one of the largest in New York. It offers a broad range of services including rehab, sub-acute, respiratory, and memory care, along with an award-winning adult day healthcare program.

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.