Also presented at DEMO@15, San Francisco based Lusora Inc. introduced a suite of products intended to help monitor the health and safety of an increasingly older population. As opposed to the ever-growing number of products based on Wi-Fi technology, Lusora is jumping on the Zigbee bandwagon.
Lusora’s LISA is a wireless personal security system that leverages the latest technologies to safeguard homes and families. The system has three main components: remote wireless sensor devices, a central hub that controls the devices and a Web-based remote viewing platform from which to program the devices and monitor the data they transmit. The company’s technology solves a number of the installation, power and reliability problems associated with traditional wired security and monitoring systems by using the newly adopted 802.15.4 wireless protocol. 802.15.4 supports applications where being wired is impossible or impractical and where ultra low power and low cost is a requirement.
Lusora’s light-switch camera and personal alert pendant, along with other LISA sensors placed throughout the home can be programmed individually through the LISA Viewing Platform to monitor the unique habits of the person or people living there. For example, if a bedroom door is not opened within a particular timeframe that is normal for the person, an alert can automatically be sent to the care-provider(s) via the Web interface, cellular
messaging or email.
According to Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO conference:
Most technology companies seem to have a big blind spot when it comes to addressing the senior market. Lusora is one of the few that’s planning ahead for the imminent explosion in the number of seniors and developing products that will give seniors one of the things they want most, the ability to continue living in their own homes.
And here we just thought it was an iPod Shuffle modified for older eyes.
More information at Lusora’s website…
(hat tip: Gizmodo)