Portable Technology That Can Help You Survive In Old Age

Portable devices no longer just count steps. From startups to long-established brands, companies are now developing portable devices that can help improve health, prevent and predict problems before they occur; as well as caring for the elderly.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people over 60 will increase to 2 billion by 2050, double the population over 60 years of age than in 2015.
Taking care of this growing segment of the population and allowing them to live independently is the reason why technology companies are trying to develop robots and portable devices that help make life easier for them.

CarePredict Tempo Series 3


CarePredict created a portable device for the elderly. Satish Movva, CEO of this company experienced first hand the concerns that come with older parents.
“They had a lot of health problems,” said Movva, who also added that CarePredict “allows them to live in their own single-family home and lets me know when they need help without having to express it.”
The device is armed with artificial intelligence, machine learning and gesture recognition technology, the cost of the device is around $ 449 and is worn on the wrist and it is important that it always remains there.
Learn the user routine and alert the user care team if behaviors change.
¬†‚ÄúSomeone who is in depression will stop bathing, will stop combing their hair. Our system autonomously detects all this and can help predict the probability of depression seven to ten days in advance, “said Movva.
More devices
Another innovative project has been developed by the Instituto de Investigaci√≥n de Tecnolog√≠a Industria, a robot and partner, which has been called PECOLA. The robot was developed so that mom and dad don’t have to wear a device like the bracelet.

The PECOLA robot collects and analyzes lifestyle information.

PECOLA can detect heart rate and breathing during sleep. You can also analyze a person’s diet, activity level, and emotions through facial and voice recognition. A loved one with an app can see the collected data.
It is currently in the testing phase, but the developers hope to have PECOLA available to consumers in about a year.
Another device is Pria by Black and Decker, which is voice activated. Reminds a user to take their medication. The inner platform is powered by Pillo Health.
Pria at just under $ 700, Pria can dispense medications for one person. While these high-tech devices can be expensive for many, technology developers say keeping older people home longer will save money on long-term care for older people.