Aug 062015
 August 6, 2015  Surveillance

From the Straits Times:

Singapore is using sensors to monitor whether an elderly person is eating properly, is anxious or has had a fall.

The sensors – placed at various locations around the home – track the person’s movements throughout the day, and the information is used to get an idea of his health status and emotional state.


Big brother is not watching, stressed Prof Miao.

“A lot of elderly people say they would rather fall than to have a camera watching them, so we do not use cameras.”

The team said it might also look at complementing its system with wearable technology, such as slippers which can measure a person’s gait, or heart rate trackers.

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