Tracking System Could Sound the Alarm

by Larry Emmott on March 14, 2014

in Future Tech

From MIT:

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.

via Tracking System Could Sound the Alarm of Health Changes in Older People, If They Are Willing to Wear It | MIT Technology Review.

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 badĀ 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.

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