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.
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.