home and remote monitoring

includes fall detection, motion sensors, webcams & Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

Sensor-based home monitoring for seniors – calibrating market progress in 2014

Sensor-based home monitoring is a maturing market.  A long time ago (2008) when this website was first launched, the benefits and difficulties of getting home-monitoring technology deployed were discussed. Perhaps families were ignorant about the technology, didn’t want to interfere or could not tell their aging parents what to do. Many observed that lack of knowledge about home monitoring solutions was the number one problem. Or maybe the senior's privacy concern was the problem. Or maybe complexity of installation and the need for an installer was the problem?  Searching the topic of 'home monitoring' on this site reveals a long list of companies launching, announcing, updating, partnering with providers, dealers, insurers -- as well as comments about barriers to adoption. >>> Read more . . .

SafeinHome Helps Older Adults Live at Home, Gives Family Caregivers Peace of Mind


SALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeinHome , a new senior safety system designed for adult children to help their aging parents live safely at home, was highlighted on KGO TV's ABC News 7:00am on Tuesday,  April 8, 2014 .  The news segment featured a live demonstration of the product and interviews with SafeinHome founder and inventor Jack Lloyd, whose medical monitoring de >>> Read more . . .

Four recent technology innovations from outside the US

Not made in the USA. Over the years, Google alerts have both helped find technologies that would be useful to older adults -- and because this site has focused largely on US companies and initiatives, those same alerts sometimes seem to be all about happenings in upstate New York or new initiatives in New Jersey. So here is an attempt to start a conversation about great ideas for technology innovations from outside the US that can be helpful to seniors.  Emphasis is 'start' -- and additions are welcome. >>> Read more . . .

Five New Technologies for Aging in Place – Jan-Feb 2014

The start of a new year -- it extends past CES!  Let's remind ourselves -- press releases matter. As you know by now, becoming quiet about a firm's products and offerings is bad business practice – silence is assumed to be a bad sign – and the aging dates of content on websites is even worse. That’s because the technology market waits for no man – or woman. And to their PR credit, tech companies get that. So in the past few months new versions and offerings of technology solutions have been swept up in press releases on this site – perhaps missed by readers, so here they are, extracted into a single blog post. As has been the case previously, all of the text is extracted from the announcements by the technology firms themselves. >>> Read more . . .

An Activity Tracker for Seniors

A new sensor-based home monitoring system, CarePredict, noted in MIT Tech Review.


Toshiba and GrandCare Systems to Provide Comprehensive In-Home Care Technology


Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship with GrandCare Systems, a provider of digital health and activity monitoring technology enabling better health outcomes for our aging population. >>> Read more . . .

Essence Introduces First Ever Self-learning Eldercare Solution to Facilitate Senior Independence


Essence, the leading connected-home solution provider, has launched Care@HomeTM – a game-changing M2M cloud-based in-home care solution for the elderly and chronic disease sufferers. The company, which already offers comprehensive connected home and home security solutions, focuses on solutions that enable service providers to offer their customers the comfort to age at home independently with peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones. >>> Read more . . .

Caremerge and Lively announce partnership to improve senior care


Chicago, IL, February 5, 2014 – Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for senior care providers, announced today a new partnership with Lively, which offers activity-sharing products that help older adults live independently longer. Lively uses passive sensors applied to everyday household objects to measure daily activity levels and automatically notify family members, or other designated caregivers, when anything may be amiss. >>> Read more . . .

Telemediine keeps seniors out of nursing homes

Using a Health monitoring device that is part of a system called the MobileCare Monitor, nurses' aides can respond quickly if there's a fall.


CarePredict™ Wearable Sensor Helps Sandwich Generation Catch Health Decline in Seniors from a Distance


Davie, FL — January 27, 2014 — Satish Movva, inventor of the world’s largest SaaS Homecare & Hospice platform and Founder of ContinuLink, is at it again with his new wearable invention that helps adult children keep track of their aging parents’ health from afar.

Adults living in the sandwich generation often struggle to keep up with the demands of working, taking care of their parents, and raising family of their own — among others. >>> Read more . . .

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