Real-Time Monitoring of Dementia Sufferers
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s and 5.3 million of this number are 65 years of age and older. As the baby boomer generation grows older, this number is set to grow. This is why there is a need for the numerous elder care devices we have seen over the last few years. They have the potential to combat some of the many problems associated with old age and take the weight off younger generations.
For those with the task of caring for dementia sufferers, the most difficult issue is them walking off and getting lost. The developers of the CareBand wearable have created a smart solution to solve this problem. It uses a system of beacons to help keep track of where residents are in care facilities. If it looks like the wearer is walking off the premises, caretakers are automatically notified and patients are able to be immediately found.
The device maker hasn’t specified the exact technology used, but we can speculate the following:
- Waterproof Wearable: the device is designed to be as comfortable and non-intrusive as possible so that the wearer doesn’t feel like they are using a gadget. Dementia sufferers are extremely accident prone, so the device has been built to be as robust as possible and waterproof.
- Long Lasting Battery: making maintenance as simple as possible.
- Bluetooth Module: connects with Careband’s unique location positioning beacon technology to make is it simple to track residents indoors and outdoors.
- Accelerometer: detects if there has been a fall or related accident.
The Careband device is still undergoing trials at the moment, and the team hopes to release the device to the market as soon as possible.In a recent interview for ‘built in Chicago’, founder Adam Sobol explained that their emphasis throughout the product’s development has been user friendliness:” It’s all about making it as simple as possible, the reality is that people aren’t going to be staring at this all the time or playing with it, trying to figure it out. It needs to fit into however they do business right now.” For those wanting to enter the booming eldercare technology market, this seems the spirit to emulate.
Build Your Own With HWTrek Experts
Looking to create a healthcare wearable or eldercare device? We recommend you get in touch with the following experts on the HWTrek Platform:
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