Older folks prefer to live at home, but the risks associated with possible loss of consciousness, falls, and other unexpected situations leads people to live with family or in special facilities. A new product scheduled to be released later this year aims to let the elderly stay home, while having a sort of guardian angel watching over them.
The Care Predict system includes the Tempo, a watch-like device that monitors the movement, posture, and, with the help of wall mounted wireless hubs, the location of the wearer around the house. In case of falls, or detection of the wearer lying down in a room without a bed, the system can be setup to contact a pre-set list of people.
It provides charting of activity levels and lifestyle patters, indicating any potential abnormalities, or unwanted changes in behavior.
Link: Care Predict…
(hat tip: MIT Tech Review)