A host of assistive technologies, apps, mobile devices and even virtual reality experiences are making healthy aging easier than ever before.
The conveniences include activity sensors, medication management and therapeutic robots, writes Tiffany Bingham at bizjournals.com.
In the 1980s, wearable, wireless emergency call buttons were developed and popularized as a means of addressing this problem. But their efficacy is limited. What if your parent hits his or her head and is knocked unconscious? A call button only works if a senior can activate it.
Now, infrared and auditory activity sensors can be placed in your older loved one’s home. They discreetly monitor for motion and sound and allow adult children or caregivers to check and make sure Mom or Dad is up and moving around as usual.
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