Senior-Friendly Technology for Caregivers

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A proliferation of new smart technology devices aimed at improving health care for the elderly while reducing the strain and anxiety for their caregivers is rapidly materializing. These gadgets’ capabilities include monitoring elderly patients’ vital signs and behavior, medicine management, and alerting caregivers to unusual situations as well as directly increasing patient security and safety.

These smart health monitoring systems offer inexpensive convenience and relief to caregivers while enhancing the independence and dignity of those for whom they care. They also allow patients to self-monitor their health and keep them more closely connected to their loved ones and the outside world. It is a win-win situation all the way around.

Health and Activity Sensors

A variety of sensors are being employed for monitoring patient activities, such as adherence to medicine regimens, or tracking their movements and habits in and out of the home. For example, AdhereTechLively and BeClose smart pill sensors assist in medicine management. GrandCare provides remote monitoring of an elderly patient’s blood pressure, glucose level and even weight. Additional sensors can trigger security alerts for open doors, running faucets or stoves left on.

SmartThings products can connect these sensors plus a home’s smart thermostatssmart outletssecurity systemslocks or cameras to a single wireless hub that connects to the Internet. Caregivers can monitor signals remotely from a smartphone or web portal and decide what action, if any, needs to be taken.

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