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

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... .........Read more



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... .........Read more



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. .........Read more



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 "... .........Read more



Explorer Discussions: Safety

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

Brainstorming: Emergency Alert Pendants

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

How Older Adults Spot a Scam on the Phone or the Internet

Explorer AnnieScott describes a suspicious phone call with someone who had personal information about certain of her prior business transactions. .........Read more

Explorer Withdraws His Endorsement of a Medical Alert System

Explorer John no longer likes the LifeStation Medical Alert system due to his annoyance with a malfunctioning component. .........Read more

This PERS Outperforms My Former Favorite

Explorer John gives his high opinion of his latest personal emergency response system. .........Read more

More Reactions: Lively Wearable Medical Alert

The group scrutinizes the Lively Great Call emergency call system, an iteration which incorporates several upgrades to its previous models. .........Read more


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

MUrgency Emergency App
MUrgency is intended to be a worldwide emergency response network to include emergency ambulance and home visits by a physician, nurse, or attendant.
SensoGram technologies
SensoGram Technologies offers a suite of wearable monitoring devices designed to report vital signs in real time.
VitalBand is designed to detect falls, monitor vital signs, and send reminders, while in the form of a wristwatch.
SayOK365 is an email subscription system intended to allow potentially isolated persons to 'check in' regularly or to send a distress message if help is needed.
TruSense is intended to provide a customizable network of sensor and interactive devices to monitor and report personal and environmental conditions inside and outside of the home.
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.


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