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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 Island Nursing Difference The Island Nursing Difference

Island Nursing and Rehab Center - June 27, 2011 - Island Nursing and Rehab Center is one of the first nursing facilities in the nation to utilize Scandent technology, a new state-of-the-art tracking system for residents who misplace their dentures, a common problem among older adults. A statistically large number of nursing home residents lose their dentures, glasses or hearing aids each year. This causes a resident to have difficulty with eating, hearing or seeing. Denture loss, in particular, often leads to weight loss and more serious health problems... Read full article

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.