Safety (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Safety: from Tech-enhanced Life.

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

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

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 stave off what might have otherwise been serious adverse events. In fact, this simple sensor setup has worked better than he expected, and he shares his experiences, as an example of a real world use case in which a small addition of technology can accomplish a lot.

 

 

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

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.

 

 

Fall proofing your house: a checklist

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 "check" to make sure the house of the person you care for is relatively well "fall-proofed"? Here is a useful checklist developed by the Executive Director of Marin Villages.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety

I Want to Do My Own Driving Evaluation

Explorer Ron frames the question: "How does one decide whether or not to continue driving?" Should it be one's self, or someone else? .........Read more

Explorer Recommends Lock Box to Save Your Door

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

 

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

FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off

 
FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off
 

FireAvert is a device intended to protect the user from dangerous stove fires by turning off power (or gas) to the sstove when it hears a smoke alarm.

 

Toch Sleepsense, bed sensor

 
Toch Sleepsense, bed sensor
 

Toch Sleepsense is a non-wearable sleep tracker designed to allow caregivers to monitor the safety of their loved ones while asleep. It also lets you monitor your own sleep.

 

Toch Smarturns: Intelligent Stove Knobs

 
Toch Smarturns: Intelligent Stove Knobs
 

Knobs you can add to an existing stove that "time" how long the stove has been on and alert if it is left unattended for "too long".

 

iGPS Phoenix Watch

 
iGPS Phoenix Watch
 

The iGPS Phoenix Watch is intended to be worn by older adults or children and - when paired with the app - to keep track of their movements, signal departure from a designated location, and provide cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections where available.

 

WellBe

 
WellBe
 

WellBe from HandsFree Health is a virtual healthcare assistant, which comes in a smart speaker and, optionally, with a modern-looking, smartwatch-type medical alert.

 

iTraq Nano

 
iTraq Nano
 

iTraq Nano is an app and device designed to work indoors or out using multiple wireless platforms and is intended to be used with people who are prone to wander.

 

Life360

 
Life360
 

Life360 - The New Family Circle is a subscription smartphone app intended to work with phones or with Alexa to stay aware of the whereabouts of participating family members.

 

BoundaryCare

 
BoundaryCare
 

BoundaryCare is an iOS app intended to keep track of an Apple watch wearer's whereabouts and to display movement and location information on one or more iPhones using the app.

 

HomeEXCEPT

 
HomeEXCEPT
 

HomeExcept is a Canadian company producing non-intrusive monitoring solutions intended to measure mobility, medication, assists, and toileting without the use of cameras or microphones.

 

 

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