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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

MVH Caribou Deploys Scandent to Safeguard Resident Property MVH Caribou Deploys Scandent to Safeguard Resident Property

Caribou, Maine - February 12, 2016 - Maine Veterans' Home Caribou completed the deployment of Scandent to safeguard resident and facility property. A 70-bed skilled nursing facility located in picturesque northern Maine, Caribou was the second MVH facility when it opened in 1990, and is now also the second to implement Scandent. The facility plans to use Scandent to protect dentures, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and other property belonging to their resident veterans.

First Maine Veterans’ Home, Scarborough, Installs Scandent First Maine Veterans’ Home, Scarborough, Installs Scandent

Scarborough, Maine - October 19, 2015 - Maine Veterans' Home Scarborough completed the deployment of a Scandent system to protect various resident and facility property from loss and theft. MVH Scarborough is a 120-bed facility that provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and dementia care for veterans and their families. It was awarded the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living's National Silver Quality Award in 2014.

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Goes Live with Scandent Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Goes Live with Scandent

Walsenburg, Colo. – September 28, 2015 - Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center implemented Scandent with the intention of eliminating the loss of residents' dentures, hearing aids, and eyeglasses. Spanish Peaks is located on the high plains of southeastern Colorado, and offers skilled nursing care for up to 120 residents. It received the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living's National Bronze Quality Award in 2014.

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.