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
Medford Multicare Implements Scandent to Protect Dentures and Hearing Aids
Medford, N.Y. - June 11, 2013 - Medford Multicare completed its installation of Scandent and will start using the system to prevent the loss of its residents' dentures and hearing aids. In the future, Medford Multicare plans to expand its use of Scandent to safeguard resident eyeglasses, cell phones, and wallets, along with facility laptops, MP3 players, and medical equipment. The 320-bed skilled nursing facility offers its residents various amenities including a beauty salon, personal concierge services, and animal, art, and music therapy.
Jefferson's Ferry Deploys Scandent in Vincent Bove Health Center
South Setauket, N.Y. - May 15, 2013 - Jefferson's Ferry, a Continuing Care Retirement Community and Long Island's first Life Plan Community, deployed Scandent in its skilled nursing division, the Vincent Bove Health Center, earlier this week. It plans on using Scandent to safeguard dentures, hearing aids, and eyeglasses belonging to residents living in Vincent Bove. Jefferson's Ferry sits on 50 acres and offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care services while providing residents a blend of privacy and community.
Christopher House Deploys Scandent in Memory Care Unit
Worcester, Mass. - October 24, 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, not-for-profit, skilled nursing and rehab center located on Belmont Hill in Worcester, and has been serving the greater Worcester area since 1995.
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.