1.What scientists do for elderly citizens?
Engineers are using wireless technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to covertly monitor senior citizens in their homes and provide early warning of developing health issues. The innovative system, developed by researchers, correctly and continually monitors a person’s actions while gathering crucial data without the use of a wearable device and notifying medical professionals when assistance is needed.
2.How it is working?
The waves are recorded and analysed by a receiver as they pass through various objects and the targets of the monitoring. An AI engine uses this data to decode the processed waves for use in detection and monitoring applications. The system doesn’t have the disadvantages of wearable monitoring devices, which can be uncomfortable and frequently need battery charging. Instead, it uses extremely low-power radar technology and can be put easily on a wall or ceiling.
3.Why it is important?
Scientists’ work comes at a time when overworked public healthcare institutions are unable to adequately address the critical demands of the fast expanding older population. Even if a senior lives in long-term care, their physical or mental health can deteriorate quickly, making it difficult to monitor their movements and spot issues round-the-clock. However, other currently available technologies for tracking a person’s gait are pricy, challenging to use, unsuited for households, and impracticable for clinics.
Our wireless technology can be used in homes and nursing homes to monitor a variety of activities, including eating, watching TV, sleeping, and using the restroom frequently. Today, the system may notify carers of a general reduction in mobility, a higher risk of falling, a possible uTI, and the development of various other medical disorders.