How has IoT brought on an Evolution in Senior Care at Home? - SironaTV

How has IoT brought on an Evolution in Senior Care at Home?

  • March 24, 2020

Why IOT based solutions such as can provide full senior care services as compared to tablet for seniors such as Grandpad and smartphones for seniors such as Jitterbug Smart 2

Fundamental to IoT is the instant collaboration that happens between these smart devices. The beauty behind having a network of interconnected devices is that they can all work together to provide real solutions that are much greater than the sum of their parts.

Pre-IoT systems set Limitations on Care, Health & Safety

IoT based safety systems have adapted to the needs of modern customers. As users, we’re more sophisticated and more connected today than we have ever been before, and traditional security systems just can’t deliver the necessary control, mobility, and accuracy that we need to feel safe. For instance, pre-IoT connectivity solutions such as Grandpad a Tablet for seniors and Jitterbug Smart 2 a smartphone for seniors. These devices provide basic touch interfaces to the seniors to help with navigation. Also, IoT based home security systems automatically called authorities when anything irregular occurred and had huge false alarm rates, which resulted in many users preferring to leave their systems off rather than dealing with its problems. In personal safety, pre-IoT safety systems used telephone lines and call centres to respond to emergency situations, and their range often limited users to their home or yard.

IoT systems: better connected and enables better control over our Care Health & Safety

IoT based smart products are always connected and constantly communicating with each other. They regularly exchange information using wired and wireless networks, which helps make our lives easier and safer.

IoT based systems provide new mode of interfacing with the seniors. For example provide seniors with a television and remote control and Amazon Alexa’s like voice interfaces. These easy to use interfaces provide Seniors a companionship not possible with tablets or smartphones.

IOT based systems provide advanced services not possible with tablets and smart phones  such as, medication reminders, panic alert, remote patient monitoring.

When IoT based smart home security systems are used to care for our loved one, it’s akin to having our favourite reliable friend dutifully watching over our our loved ones in our absence. Except it’s actually way better than that, because unlike our well-meaning friend or neighbour, smart health and care systems are always present to provide company and are always ready to instantly interveneon the first signs of danger or need.

Smart products, like Nest Lab’s smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, sounds an alert when it detects high levels of CO, and then warns us of the location of the danger. It’s no wonder that Google acquired Nest Labs for a whooping $3.2 billion! Other companies like Canary offer connected smart home security systems that are now a part of a growing trend: using IoT technology to create safety solutions to protect what’s most valuable to us.

From Security to Personal Care

The key features of smart technology are that they’re always connected, they learn to adapt to our lifestyles, and they can be remotely managed. When these capabilities are applied to personal care, we can be assured that there’s a whole network working with to care and protect the health and safety of our loved ones.

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Nest and Canary’s home security technology can be monitored and managed via our smart phones. Similarly, Safety Labs’s,  provides continuous monitoring and safety for the elderly by keeping them connected to their loved ones at all times. Medical alert systems have come a long way from the older telephone operator-based models that required individuals who were injured or in danger to go through call centre representatives to help alert family members, neighbours, or emergency response services (e.g. 911).

IoT based health and medical alert systems like proactively send updates and or alerts directly to designated family members, friends, or emergency services such as 911, depending on the situation. This bypasses the middleman, which saves valuable time and instantly provides users with the most appropriate support for their situations. IoT is a great asset in other areas, as well.