Headline, February 22 2019/ '' ' SENIORS TECHNOLOGY SEEINGS ' ''



HOW CAN THE TECH SECTOR HELP SENIORS remain independent, connected, healthy and very, very safe.

Solutions for the elderly were prominently displayed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show [CES]  in Las Vegas, Nevada, ranging from smart clothing to embedded sensors to help monitors those at risk.

One of the keys for useful products, CES exhibitors said is to have the monitoring devices as unobtrusive as possible so senior feel less awkward.

Here are three concepts for seniors st the gadget extravaganza:


Japanese homebuilding group Sekisui House showcased its new ''Platform House Concept'' which can allow seniors to live happily and independently while being monitored for detection of disease or health problems.

Developed with scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Sekisui House uses ceiling sensors to monitor a person's heartbeat, in the event of cardiac arrest, the home will call for help and unlock the doors after verification of emergency crews.

Brian Anthony, an MIT professor who spoke of the Sekisu exhibit, said the ''home as a service''  concept enables better health tracking of seniors even if they don't ask for help.

''One of the biggest issues is compliance with medication, and wearing connected devices,'' Anthony said. ''Here you just have it in the environment, you don't have to worry about technology.''

French start-up Technis showed its smart flooring, which uses sensors to detect how seniors moving, how often they use the bathroom and their pace of activity.

The system uses artificial intelligence to detect abnormalities and alert a person's medical team.


Sleepwear is a good way to track health vitals discreetly, according to Japanese start-up Xenoma, which introduced its 'e-skin' pajamas designed for elderly people.

They look like normal pajamas but sensors analyze health vitals and sleep conditions, and detect failing.

The pajamas were one one of several examples of textile computing, which relies on sensors woven into fabric to collect and and analyse health data.

Another wearable for seniors is a wristworn monitor from a US start-up CarePredict which can allow loved ones to track activities like eating, sleeping and walking before the vitals show signs of decline.

An artificial intelligence program aims to predict problems including depression, according to the company.
''There are more and more elderly people and fewer people to takr care of them.'' said co-founder  Sebastien Gaddin of the Florida based start-up.

''We can help reduce costs at a nurse home setting.'' The device, which can also track seniors who wander off, is expected to be launched this year in the US and later in Europe.


Robot companions for the elderly have been around for years. But the smart assistant designed as a  parakeet from Boston start-up Loro is aimed at wheelchair-bound users, offering an extra set of eyes and ears.

''It can see what's around without turning your head,'' said Loro co- founder David Hojah.

Loro is designed with artificial intelligence to recognise objects and, with the help of a connected tablet, can speak for the user if he or she cannot.

For some developers collecting and analysing data is a key for better wellness for seniors.

''This is where the future is going - all clothing and objects and sensors we wear will be connected, generating data.'' said Rachna Dhamija, co-founder and chief executive.

''So we need platforms like this which can collect it, analyse it and provide predictive analytics for your health.

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