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New device for monitoring with a ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:22pm

New device for monitoring with a new and small design...the idea is to allow seniors to be independent and families are able to check 24/7 to see if they are safe and have eaten, etc.  BD 

Twenty-four hour peace of mind is on the horizon for carers with elderly relatives as the first visuals of a high-tech granny-monitor are unveiled. Visionaries at the pioneering product development consultancy Smallfry, have created the first pictures of the Granagotchi, reminiscent of the 90s Tamagotchi craze. The unique concept enables busy carers to check on the welfare of their parents remotely throughout the day and night using discreet technology in their home.

Using the Granagotchi, carers will be able to see instantly if the person they care for has eaten, if they have been moving around the house or whether they are taking their prescribed medicine - an amber icon indicates concern and red means intervention is required. The device is modular and can be set up to address specific patient needs, from checking blood pressure for a heart condition to monitoring the blood glucose level of diabetics.
The aim is to allow elderly people to live independently in their own homes confident that their family can check they are safe 24-7, in addition to regular visits and phonecalls. The Granagotchi will instantly alert the carer if it identifies anything unusual that could cause concern.

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