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 over 40 nursing homes and healthcare facilities across the country, from New York to North Dakota, and from Arkansas 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
Ashley Medical Center Deploys Scandent
Ashley, N.D. - November 29, 2023 - Ashley Medical Center became the third nursing facility in North Dakota to adopt Scandent, deploying a checkpoint that will scan laundry and garbage bins moving through the facility. Ashley plans to tag residents' cell phones, wallets, hearing aids, eyeglasses, dentures, and other personal items. Ashley Medical Center is a 30-bed facility that offers residents an outdoor patio, a spacious dining room, a three-season room, and a sunroom with an aviary that houses various types of birds.
Scandent Unveils New Touchscreen Handheld Scanner
New York, N.Y. - June 15, 2023 - Scandent completed the design and development of a new wireless touchscreen handheld scanner that allows users to see which items it is detecting and adjust power levels to hone in on specific items. The new functionality and features will be especially useful in facilities that have tagged thousands of items and in which many rooms and spaces contain multiple tagged items. Scandent will be upgrading its customers' handheld scanners to the new model in the coming months.
NYS Veterans Home at Oxford Expands Scandent Coverage
Oxford, N.Y. - February 21, 2023 - The New York State Veterans Home at Oxford is expanding its Scandent system to prevent resident and facility devices from going into the in-house laundry. The new checkpoint will scan for tagged dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and electronic devices to prevent them from going through a wash cycle and getting destroyed or damaged. Oxford is a 242 bed facility that sits on 60 acres of scenic countryside in Chenango County, and provides state of the art medical, nursing, psychosocial and rehabilitative services to its residents.
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.