Safety (p1):

Personal safety is key. Includes household safety, falls avoidance, alarms, and products like personal emergency response systems & pendants (PERS).

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to... .........Read more

 

 

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely. .........Read more

 

 

For the older adult worried about falls, one of the most important tasks is to "fall-proof" your house. There are numerous services you can retain to help with this. But how do you know they have done the right things? And, if you are the friend or family of an older adult, how can you do a "... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety

Explorer Geri shares the idea that people who have some type of emergency alert should have a lock box with a house entry door key, so first responders can gain entry in an emergency without kicking in the door. .........Read more

Circle members participate in a lively discussion of 'what works and what doesn't' about their emergency call pendants. Numerous design flaws were identified, including: too large, not comfortable to wear, no voice communication channel, some 'dead zones' - even on campus. Seemingly, more would... .........Read more

The group scrutinizes the Lively Great Call emergency call system, an iteration which incorporates several upgrades to its previous models. .........Read more
Explorer John brought his Jitterbug Smart smartphone to share with explorer circle. .........Read more
The Explorer Circle takes on the question of driving cessation from first-hand experiences with parents and personal observation. .........Read more
Explorer Anna is wanting to know the services or devices that people use to stay connected with friends or family and assure their safety. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Safety (shared by our Explorers)

 
American Red Cross mobile apps
 
American RedCross mobile apps are available for emergency preparedness, first aid training, and disaster reporting and recovery as well as other important areas of service organized by the Red Cross.
 
 
Wearsafe, distress signal
 
Wearsafe is a silent distress signal system which is designed to summon friends or family to assist without the phone being seen.
 
 
Drivesafe Lenses, vision care
 
Zeiss DriveSafe lenses are designed to solve the problems that older adults report while driving at night or adverse weather conditions.
 
 
Tunstall Vi+  home sensor system
 
The Tunstall Vi+ is a home sensor system with a wide range of sensing capabilities, including environmental hazards such as fire, flood and temperature extremes.
 
 
Essence Voice Panic Detector, medical alert system
 
Voice Panic Detector with Intelligent Voice Activation™ adds a new layer to the medical alert system design: Using advanced speech recognition technology, The detector is a nearby microphone that identifies specific phrases called out by the user. The device is activated when it detects a sequence...
 
 
CareSensus home monitoring system
 
CareSensus by Philips is attempting to solve the problem of how to merge a home monitoring sensor system with a team of remote care staff.
 
 
SentinelCare, home sensor system
 
SentinelCare is a home sensor system that operates in connection with commercial national and regional monitoring and response organizations. Proprietary computing engines learn behaviors of daily activities, analyze the data and send out daily updates, and issue alerts to contacts as needed via a...
 
 
Lively Wearable
 
The Lively Wearable is a new product from Greatcall that is a medical alert device with activity monitoring and fall detection features.
 
 
Care Angel
 
Care Angel makes calls to seniors to check on their health and medication.
 

 

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