New Sensors Let Adult Children Monitor Their Elderly Parents, Without Decreasing Their Independence

May 8, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
Almost everyone remembers the famous Life Alert advertisements featuring an elderly woman and the famous catchphrase "I've fallen, and I can't get up." As more and more elderly people were living longer and longer, the Life Alert system was a great way for them to still retain their independence, while giving loved ones peace of mind about their well-being.

With the advent of user-friendly, inexpensive and wearable technology, and the widespread prevalence of smartphones and app-based programs, it was only a matter of time before someone took the basic Life Alert system and upgraded it. Live!y (pronounced "Lively") is a set of sensors that can be placed around the house that allow the elderly to stay out of the retirement home for longer, while also giving loved ones the ability to check on them conveniently, without bothering them.
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