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.

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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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