Today’s technology advancements are offering unprecedented support for aging populations. With the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless technologies, engineers are now able to unobtrusively monitor elderly people in their own homes, allowing for early detection of emerging health problems.
With the use of AI and wireless technology, engineers have designed connected home systems that have sensors built into everyday home appliances and furniture. These discrete sensors can be used to detect subtle signs of deteriorating health such as changes in gait, body posture, and balance. Moreover, the sensors may detect signs that a person may need help but are not directly observable to family members and caregivers, such as dehydration or malnutrition.
The collected data can then be monitored remotely to identify potential dangers in the elderly person’s living environment. This includes such dangers as falls, faulty plumbing, and fire hazards. In addition, the data can be used to recognize patterns that can alert familial caregivers of possible health issues from the comfort of their homes.
This added safety and convenience of in-home monitoring provides caregivers and family members with the ability to identify any potential health problems in their elderly loved ones well before serious medical emergencies ensue. AI and wireless technology can therefore mean better safety, more timely interventions, and fewer trips to the emergency room.
Overall, AI and wireless technologies offer elderly people an ideal solution for aging in place. These technologies provide an unobtrusive yet reliable way for caregivers to remotely monitor their elderly loved ones in the comfort of their own homes. These technologies can provide the simple peace of mind that their aging family members are safe and sound.