2015 - the elderly monitoring system was designed as a way to monitor elderly people with problems of reduced mobility and keep them safe. These elderly can have trouble with walking or other related problems. The watch has different sensors that monitor activity, heart rate, stress levels and daily activity. This data is processed by the tablet that has a direct connection to the care providers. When the elderly has fallen or other problems occur an alarm is triggered at the care providers, who can take actions by means of video calling the elderly person to see their condition.
The tablet looks like a picture-frame so it won’t be an alien object for the elderly target group. The tablet can also be used for looking at photos, listening to music and (video) calling friends and family. This way the tablet and watch are not only a medical devices but can also be used for personal usage.
The case of the Tablet is made out of a wooden front and a plastic back. This also provides protections in case of accidentally dropping the tablet. The watch is made out of an aluminum casing with leather straps. The sensors are placed on it’s back.The concept is developed for the lectureship of ICT at Windesheim Zwolle. They are looking into new ways of providing care via technology (E-Health).
© Gert-Jan Hallink 2015