Monitoring System Takes Stigma And Stress Out Of Aging Independently

For any senior who has cringed at the infamous “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” ads, there’s a new product in store that can take the stigma out of aging, far more discreetly

Sourced through Scoop.it from: Huffington Post

Wearable technology has around for a long time for aging in place.  Alert pendants used for falls and emergencies have been around for a long time providing assistance for falls or emergencies for individuals who live alone.

New movement sensing technologies such as  the Lively system, provides sensors that can be attached to doors, medication containers, TV’s, stove doors and monitored through a service that shows activation of the sensors. The information retrieved from online or an app provides information to caretakers on activity received from the sensors.

Lively sensors

The Lively system includes online service, app, sensors or a watch. Starter kits cost about 5$50 and a monthly subscription. This appears to be appropriate from some individuals with mild mobility or cognitive challenges who remain in their home. Check out more about the devices and application at Huffington Post. More information about the system can also be found at Lively.com.

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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