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Wearable Wellness Enhances Care for Seniors

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People are living longer all over the world. This makes caring for older populations a more pressing concern.

One way to address this issue is to take advantage of wearable technology that can support elderly people, their loved ones, and their caregivers. These devices can provide real-time information that can be used to make decisions about appropriate care and necessary help.

PSFK recently profiled three brands that are using Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to respond to the needs of Earth's aging population:

  • Grace: This is said to be there first automated cooling and tracking gadget geared toward women who are experiencing hot flashes due to menopause. The side of the device that rests against the skin includes sensors that can pick up on the beginning of a hot flash up to sixty seconds before it hits. When the device registers a hot flash, a cooling section on its opposite end kicks in to assist in controlling the wearer's temperature receptors, providing a cooring sensation that combats the hot flash.
  • CarePredict Tempo: This is another device worn on the wrist that monitors a person's daily activities. It also contains a button that can be pressed to trigger real-time conversations with caregivers, who simultaneously receive information on the physical location of the wearer.
  • Takeo Someya: This Japan-based research group has come up with an extremely stretchable electronic skin that can be attached to the wearer's body. Vital signs can be measured and an electrocardiogram taken. Then, this data is transmitted to care providers via a smartphone connection. The information can be displayed on a screen in real time, or stored on the cloud or in a memory device.
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Jim Lillie

Jim began writing for newspapers and designing for publishing companies at a time when both industries were just beginning to make the switch from manual to digital platforms. Jim lives in Boulder, Colorado with his teenage son.

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