Wireless Sensor technology for elder care

Wireless sensor technology is being developed for helping elderly people of Singapore. Photo courtesy: tengyan.me

To help the elderly people of Singapore, a pilot trial for wireless sensor technology is being developed. This technology has sensors, which can keep a track on the movement of elderly people and any inconsistency in the pattern can be reported.

The pilot trail has already started in two HDB studio apartments of Singapore, which are tracking the movement of these elderly people. The new technology has sensors that can detect movements as well as track sleeping patterns such as snoring and breathing. It has a remote server that is paired to the phones of families and caregivers and an emergency button, which can trigger an alert to the family.

The new technology has sensors that can detect movements as well as track sleeping patterns. Photo courtesy: imh.com

This trail is being conducted between Adventist Home for the Elders and technology start-up Connected Life.

Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Josephine Teo visited this studio apartment fitted with the new monitoring system and appreciated the new technology. 

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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