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.
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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