Sensors monitor residents' activity to improve safety and lower costs of care
The Internet of Things is producing innovative solutions to meet the increasing healthcare needs of an aging population. Environmentally-embedded sensors are making it possible for geriatric care facilities, home health services and families who worry about elderly members living alone to lower costs, avoid hospitalization, and improve health outcomes. By monitoring a resident's location and activity levels, sensors can identify any anomalous behavior and trigger alerts so help can arrive quickly if needed.
“Roughly 13 million Americans — mostly seniors —
currently require various levels of assistance with daily living activities. Demand for such assistance is expected to double, with an estimated 27 million Americans requiring long-term care services by 2050.”Bipartisan Policy Center
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Geriatric care services
Staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities can monitor the location of residents and react immediately to any unexpected changes.
Telehealth and home health care services can monitor proximity to see if residents have used the refrigerator, sat in their favorite chair, or opened the front door.
Touch controls on sensors allow for staff to confirm safety, maintenance and safety checks and residents to communicate needs.
Sensors Built for Connected Living
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Connected Living Applications
- Medicine temperature
- Pill box supervision
- Panic button
- Presence detection
- Door supervision
- Clinical monitoring