One of the themes of CES this year was the ability to use technology to monitor and watch the aging population that includes our friends and relatives.
So I was excited to check out the latest from SensorsCall.
CareAlert, the first of its kind well-being monitor system was on display from SensorsCall, and it was developed after a frantic late-night visit to check on an aging parent after phone calls unanswered for hours. Easy to use, the non-invasive technology keeps the senior’s independence while providing family or caregivers with regular safety updates, among other features. Unlike cameras or other monitoring systems that can feel like a violation of privacy, CareAlert monitors senior’s environment and how they interact with and affect it notifying contacts of any irregularities or safety concerns.
If a loved one cannot be reached by phone, CareAlert has a built-in speaker that can be accessed through the app to check-in without jumping in the car or calling a neighbor. This feature can also be used to leave a timed message that will alert the senior when medication needs to be taken or for other helpful reminders. These messages can easily be recorded and scheduled in the app. In addition, CareAlert can monitor a living environment for toxicity, temperature and more. Daily reports in the app rate the environment, activity, comfort and overall well-being of the senior so changes can easily be noted and addressed.
CareAlert can be integrated with Google Assistant, Apple Home Kit, Amazon Alexa and Cortana. The device is currently available for pre-order with pricing starting at $139 for one unit, a 3-pack for $310 and a 5-pack for $520. All orders include one year of free monitoring, which is $150 per year thereafter. A small price to pay for this kind of care and independence.