CareAlert™. Alzheimers & tracking

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CareAlert™ is used primarily to provide the in-home caregiver with reliable alerts of nighttime activity of the person with Alzheimer’s or autism. The system monitors the bed occupancy status and movement patterns around the house of that person and uses the analysis to generate real time alerts to the caregivers. By using this system, the caregiver is able to rest easier through the night, while the overall safety of the care receiver is improved. The findings in the clinical trial confirmed the reduction in injuries and improved well-being in the caregiver.

Tracking device so caregiver can relax – speaks their location when out of bed.  Sensors detect the presence of a person.  The location name is entered during setup.  The control is next to the bed of the caretaker, who can sleep soundly when there is no reason to be alert.

This product is included in our research project on Activity-tracking Home Sensor Systems.


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from waltmaclay (member) at September 28, 2013

CareAlert was invented by a nurse who watched caregivers' health fail due to the stress of caring for someone round the clock.  There are other devices that track movement of a person, but the simple idea of speaking the location at the caregiver's bedside makes this device work well, according to reviews and a clinical study.

This is a great example of creating a device with the right features, because the developer deeply understood the need.


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Product or Service
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Gadgets and widgets, Safety and security tools
Key words: 
care, caregiver, Alzheimer's, dementia, monitor