Therese Homes of New Hope (Minn.) has implemented the QuiteCare remote monitoring system in its assisted living apartments to remotely monitor
resident activity. Here's how the press release described the system:
QuietCare is an early detection and warning system that provides caregivers with 24/7 information and alerts about the safety and well-being of elderly or other at-risk individuals, while maintaining their privacy and independence. This proven system uses discreet wireless activity sensors that are positioned throughout a person's residence to learn their normal pattern of daily living such as meal preparation, use of medications, morning wake-up time and overall activity. The system remotely identifies potential medical emergencies, such as possible bathroom falls, and automatically alerts caregivers to these situations, thereby permitting them to provide early intervention. QuietCare also provides alerts when the temperature in the person's residence is dangerously high or low. QuietCare is currently used by individuals in their homes, assisted and independent living communities and homecare agencies.
Pictured right is the QuiteCare wireless receiver (which I had to assemble out of 3 different files - why some folks seem to make it hard to spread the word about their products is beyond me).