Connected health and remote assistance: connected objects for the elderly

Connected health is now a precious ally of seniors who can keep their autonomy longer thanks to the latest innovations. Monitoring equipment and fall sensors allow, for example, to alert a remote assistance service if necessary. They can even save their owner’s life by speeding up the intervention of eventual helpers! A smart pillbox helps to ensure proper compliance with a treatment. These are just a few examples of innovation in connected health, in EHPAD and at home.

What is teleassistance?

Today’s technologies offer the elderly the possibility to contact their telecare service through a simple box. The operator on duty can quickly assess the situation. He will choose to warn the family if there is no emergency or, on the contrary, to ask for a quick intervention.

These systems use the latest detection technologies to provide an alert in case of a problem. In this way, they help seniors to stay in their homes as long as possible and to maintain their habits in a familiar environment.

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Connected objects for the elderly: uses and examples

Connected health systems are preventive tools for seniors, who can keep their full independence longer. A simple collar can conceal a box allowing to be put in touch with a teleassistance permanence able to treat the problem, whatever it is.

A remote operator will be able to dialogue with the elderly person and decide on the urgency of an intervention. A fall detector will alert a trusted member of the family so that he or she can move around or alert the emergency services directly if the family is too far away.

The sensors can also handle the detection of unusual movement: if an elderly person wanders beyond a defined area, it will be possible to find them quickly. This feature is useful, especially if the user is no longer able to find his way back.

The intelligent pillbox autonomously signals the time of taking the medication, avoiding frequent forgetfulness among seniors. A sensor built into a watch can facilitate prevention by measuring heart rate and other biological parameters. The treating physician can easily adjust the treatments according to the readings.

Seniors can stay in their homes longer thanks to these smart devices. This way, they preserve their habits and their quality of life, delaying the moment when staying at home will no longer be possible. The benefits of these modern tools are also noticeable in specialized facilities, which are increasingly inclined to deploy connected health tools for EHPAD.

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