Proxi-Mate started with a simple question asked by a friend working in the aged care sector.
"Is there a better way for a busy nurse to keep an eye on patients at risk of falling?"
Soon after, the first experimental Proxi-Mate was installed in a local nursing home. It didn't look very pretty but it certainly did the job!
Since then, with the aid of a grant from the Tasmanian Government, the Proxi-Mate system has be transformed into an industry leading product.
In 2010 Proxi-Mate appointed Medical Industries Australia as the sole Australian distributor. Their wide network of sales and support professionals has seen Proxi-Mate adopted as the system of choice in a number of major hospitals, including The Alfred, St Vincents and Eastlands Health.
Proxi-Mate was granted Australian Patent No. 2004900753 in May 2011
As Peter often says "It takes at least 10 years of hard work to become an overnight success!"
Peter Truman BN grad. dip. (psych) IEEE
In 1998 our principal, Peter Truman was working as a senior nurse in his local Mental Health 'in patient' unit. He had first trained as a nurse in the UK back in 1981. After attending university to gain a Bachelors Degree, he returned in 1998 to complete a post graduate diploma in advanced nursing (psych).
Because he was already 'hospital' qualified he was granted significant RPL and this freed up some of his university time to study other electives of interest. Having been keen on electronics as a hobby back as a teenager in the UK, Peter decided to study a unit from the Computer Science course. This reignited his interest in technology and prompted him to study further.
In 2006 Peter was accepted as an accredited member of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an achievement of which he is justifiably proud.
Peter still maintains his Mental Health Nursing Licence and works 1 day per week conducting Psychiatric Assessment in the local emergency department. He is also a member of the board of directors of Ability Employment. An organisation dedicated to helping people with disabilities find meaningful employment.