Will The Next Major Trend In Smart Devices Be For Helping Our Aging Population?
With the increase in both IoT tech and adoption of IoT devices, manufacturers are now looking at devices that could help senior citizens. Mobility is the priority for older people, according to many surveys.
Washington State University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems is already testing a robot, the Robot Activity Support System (RAS), in conjunction with its smart home test platform, to advance hypotheses about when residents might need assistance with daily activities.
This includes walking pets, watering plants, eating at right times, and not forgetting their medications. The smart home sensors can understand when the person is finding a specific task difficult. This is when RAS comes into the play and offers help.
Nearly 50% of all those aged 85 and above require some sort of assistance with daily activities. With Silicon Valley and other tech hubs aiming product at younger people, there are not many products aimed at older people. High costs can also be deterrent to adoption.
Social engagement is a huge plus point since it allows them to stay in touch with family and friends. Those who spend a lot of time within their room due to medical reasons still find it possible to keep in touch with these devices. There are also products being designed and some in the market that helps individuals live alone.
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