Active Older Women Prefer  Wearables Over Sensors

Active Older Women Prefer Wearables Over Sensors

Plenty of companies want to sell sensor-loaded smart home systems to support aging-in-place issues, but is that what seniors want? And what about wearables? Does the scope of wearables for older people center on fall detection and activity monitoring to make sure...
Smart Home Robot Supports Daily Activities

Smart Home Robot Supports Daily Activities

We’ve written before about smart homes for seniors and ways in which wearable health tech and smart homes can work in conjunction. We’ve also covered robots of various types, from telepresence enablers to smart exoskeletons and prosthetics that aid human...
Smart Shoe Detects and Reports Falls [video]

Smart Shoe Detects and Reports Falls [video]

Falls are dangerous and costly, especially for the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year there are more than 29 million falls and 28,000 fall-related deaths among older Americans, resulting in more than $31 billion in...