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AT&T Wants to Connect Caregivers with Loved Ones

For the next 20 years, 10,000 Americans will turn 65 each day. Annual assisted living costs are projected to start at $50,000 a year in 2015. Today, 25% of adults are caregivers to elderly or disabled persons.

AT&T Digital Life will launch a trial of their in-home monitoring service to seamlessly connect caregivers to their loved ones, called Digital Life Care. This expansion to the Digital Life platform helps those that need extra care to safely and independently remain in their own home and provides peace of mind for their family.

The Digital Life platform is a customized solution that adapts to the changing needs of the caregivers by providing real time monitoring and accurate alerts related to their loved one’s eating, personal care, mobility, medication schedule and more.

Limited employee trials start later this year with roll-out to customers in 2015. 

SenseGiz Star Wearable Smart Tech Device

SenseGiz Star Have you ever wondered how someone who fell and was incapacitated could press their alert button, or somehow activate their personal electronic monitoring system? Apparently the folks at SenseGiz did as well. They are preparing to launch STAR “a multifunctional wearable smart tech device” that works in conjunction with a smart phone. Watch: Continue Reading

As we age our sleep habits change and more than half of men and women over the age of 65 have at least one sleep problem. Contributing factors include poor sleep habits, medical conditions, medications, sleep apnea, and retirement (Ha! who knew?). Good, restorative sleep is important to our physical health as well as our… Continue Reading

During the year-long study 200 high-risk patients over the age of 60 with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure, lung disease, will use a medical monitoring device to take their vitals: blood pressure, weight, sugar levels and peak air flow. This information is collected in a central database at the Mayo Clinic where the patient’s primary medical team will have secure web access. Clinicians will also be able to use the videoconferencing system to observe and communicate with their patients. Continue Reading

In an article¬† for Health Futures Digest, David Ellis reports on the following remote monitoring devices, among other advances of computing, materials and implants, developed for better healthcare: Digestible Computer Silicon Valley start-up company Proteus Biomedical is testing a digestible chip that can be attached to pills, reports Don Clark for the Wall Street Journal.… Continue Reading

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