Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Philips launches at-home senior care sensor system, wins VA grant for next-gen assisted living
Royal Philips has started a beta launch of a new Internet of Things (IoT), remote care service with partner Right at Home, a major in-home senior care network. Dubbed CareSensus, it uses connected sensors and analytics to monitor everyday behaviors such as sleeping, movement, eating and trips to the bathroom to identify changes in patterns that suggest the need for alterations in care.
The project is an early step toward usefully integrating technology into improving and enabling at-home care. Philips is also working at the outer edges of imagining what this technology could look like decades from now. It just got a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to research Ambient Assisted Living technology that integrates sensors, actuators, interfaces, and artificial intelligence for use at home to support those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).