The Finnish company MariCare Oy was the first to develop and implement smart floor systems for the health care and nursing homes. With more than 4000 installation references, they are the leading provider of sensor technology used for detecting fall, motion, and position on floors.
The Elsi® Smart Floor is primarily an invisible nurse. A helping tool for fall-prevention and fall-detection. It is a professional proactive care aid as the system provides tools for tracking activity with high privacy requirements and abnormal behavior patterns around the clock.
Various alarms and notifications will be activated in case of accidents as the sensors are connected to the caregivers smartphones. A technology and pioneering project from the early IoT age.
MariCare chose Mekoprint as their production partner. The co-operation assured the cost effectiveness through R&D competence and production automation.
Mekoprint took part in the final development process ensuring a globally competitive cost level with design for manufacturing.
The solution is composed of a series of complementing processes. The sensor consists of a thin copper plated foil that is first screen printed and second etched. For the Elsi® Smart Floor this combination is especially suitable due to the high conductivity of the copper.
At Mekoprint the sensors are manufactured in a highly automated roll-to-roll production setup with a minimum of manual handling. The printed and etched sensors are delivered to MariCare on rolls – continuing the automated production at their production site.
The customer says
Co-operation with Mekoprint has always been flexible and easy. The professional team has had the willingness and ability to match MariCare Oy’s technical specifications.
As a partner we appreciate, that Mekoprint has also taken seriously the price pressure, which comes from the end customer and their industry.
Mr. Jari Ekblad
CTO, MariCare Oy