While the companies behind many smart watches, fitness trackers, and other wearable devices are clamoring for the attention of active, healthy customers some developers see potential in targeting the needs of people who have particular health concerns, including the health declines associated with aging.
What if you are unable to activate your panic button and call out “I have fallen and I can’t get up.”? The fatal flaw in emergency call systems is that the user has to take it with them and has to be able to activate it if something bad happens. If you are unconscious it won’t do you any good. This new system monitors your activity and sends an alarm if you stop moving.