It is amazing to witness how IoT is bringing change in the life of the elderly people with advanced devices.
FREMONT, CA: The Internet of things (IoT) has simplified the process of living independently while still staying connected to family for the senior population.
The increasing trend among older people to stay independently has motivated many companies to launch technologies based on Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure their safety.
1. Gaining Independence with dignity
Using an IoT-based watch will not only guarantee the safety of older people but also make them look smart. The watch is uniquely designed to meet the needs of every senior person. It has an accelerometer that can detect any mishap, and the user can contact an emergency operator with the help of the touch screen interface or voice activation.
The device is waterproof and can also send medication reminders to its users. The watch has GPS, so the chances of losing it are minimal, and if lost, it can be tracked.
2. The New, Improved Life Alert
Another IoT based technology is the fitness tracker that can save older people from getting injured. The device has a single button interface that will notify the user’s support when it is pressed.
The waterproof device can provide daily fitness updates and even count the number of steps taken in a day. Besides, it can be worn as a watch or a pendant, and with its sleek design, it looks elegant.
3. Preventive Solutions
The night trips for an older adult can be made safe with the ultra-thin bed sensor. The bed sensor can detect when a person gets out of the bed as light illuminates the path of the person. In any case, if the lights are on for a more extended period, a notification will be sent to the caregiver of that older adult.
Another preventive solution that can save an older person from any mishap is insoles. These are ready-to-wear shoes with comfortable insoles that will help to improve the balance and mobility of an older person.
Nowadays, with all these devices, elderly persons have become more digitally connected. It is incredible to see how all these technological solutions have helped them to maintain their Independence.