IoT with its burgeoning market presence is expected to touch the 30 billion connected devices figure worldwide by 2020. Pitching in with this IoT trend, many IoT developers are increasingly launching many elderly-care connected devices, to provide peace of mind to their family members. Moving past the Clapper and LifeAlert system, now elderlies have a whole new arsenal of connected devices at their disposal to ease them in their day-to-day routines, offering them a line to hold on to and their connection to the outside world.
The US Census Bureau, a federal agency that provides data about the American people and their economy, expects the year 2030 to be a turning point for the elderlies in the US, with technologies and services at their disposal that can provide the care they need and prevent in-home incidents that LifeAlert use to signal. With App-driven tools, motion sensors, remote monitoring that provide notification-based updates, the caretaker can keep an eye on elderlies’ in-home activity, schedule in-home repairs, and even do grocery shopping or run errands.
Smarter IoT sensors are continually advancing becoming more and more agile and effective, offering much more than mere motion sensing. Placing them throughout the house ensures monitoring of various activities, their diets, their sleeping schedule, their daily exercise regime, and much more, giving caregivers the much-needed help to stay abreast with elderly’s activities.