IoT connectivity is being utilised to enable independent living for those who would usually require around-the-clock care. New technologies such as sensors and wearables provide families and carers with information about a person’s health. A notification or an alarm can be raised in the event they have a fall, get lost or even if their lights haven’t been turned on or off within a certain timeframe. IoT connectivity can also be used alongside connected medicine cabinets to remind patients to take their medication on-time.
By deploying IoT solutions in the homes of patients with vulnerabilities, we not only ease the pressure put on healthcare professionals to care for them, we allow people to continue living by themselves without someone watching them over their shoulder 24/7.