To understand how the Internet of Things has changed the safety of the elderly for the better, it is essential to understand what is meant when it comes to IoT.
What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the billions of physical devices around the world connected to the Internet that collect and share data. Thanks to the arrival of super-cheap computer chips and the ubiquity of wireless networks, it is possible to transform anything from something as small as a pill to something as large as an airplane into a part of the IoT. Connecting all of these different objects and adding sensors adds a layer of digital intelligence to devices that would otherwise be missing, allowing them to communicate data in real time without involving a human. Here is how the Internet of Things can improve the quality of life of older people by generating unprecedented autonomy.
Since according to world statistics in the near future the elderly population will be far superior to the young one, the need to create assistance and autonomy for the elderly becomes absolutely indispensable. And this is where the implementation of the IoT in the daily life of the elderly comes into play.
How IoT devices maintain Senior Safety®
When we talk about IoT dedicated to the elderly in the home context, we immediately connect to a smart home that can simplify many basic functions for them. It is important, however, to take into account the psychology of the elderly who often clash with technology and everything else that is a help for them. In fact, their sense of dignity in being self-sufficient is lacking and it is therefore essential to create intelligent objects that can help the elderly without destabilizing them.
The Senior Safety® APP
TNet’s Senior Safety® App integrates IoT devices that make the interiors and exteriors of the home in which the elderly live a safe and constantly monitored environment. How does all this happen? Thanks to the installation of a Smart Home Kit and a smart watch with Bluetooth technology, it is possible to analyze the behavior, state of health, vital parameters and movements of the elderly person. In this way it will be possible to monitor drug therapy, set up a complete clinical record of allergies and health data of the elderly and supervise the person’s physical and psychological health, as well as intervening in the event of emergencies or changes in the style of life of the elderly person himself.
What can be monitored through the Senior Safety® App?
The data that is displayed through our App allows the analysis and control of the elderly’s movements, access to the rooms of the home, the hours spent in bed, behavioral habits, presence inside the premises and of the residence time.
It is also possible to offer an emergency light for moving around in the event of a power failure and alarms with light projection on the access roads.
The monitoring of vital parameters, cardiac activity, blood saturation, respiratory function and sleep phases will be constant and easy to consult.
Operation of the Senior Safety® App
Senior Safety® is an app that is simple to use and configure that represents a valid support for the elderly person and for the tutor or family member who offers their assistance. The app sections include registration or login, consultation of the list of seniors entrusted to tutors and of the app boards, daily, weekly and monthly monitoring reports, any customizations, alarms and contact list.
It will be possible to view the motor activities, the state of health, the vital parameters, the list of contacts (tutors, family members), the boards installed and their operating status. It will be possible to share the location of the home with a simple click and quick calls to family members, tutors, social workers and rescue centers.
Today technology puts at our disposal many elements that can facilitate the life of elderly people by creating that union between independence and dignity that often these categories of people think they have lost forever: you just need to know how to make good use of it and this is exactly what T.net with its Senior Safety® App has managed to materialize.