elderly home care
Exoskeleton technology is already helping people with serious mobility issues walk again, but a new exoskeleton system isn't designed to get people back on their feet, but to keep them there – it's intended to prevent the elderly from taking a tumble.
Researchers in Singapore have created a sensor-enabled adult diaper that monitors wetness and transmits alerts to caregivers via SMS. The system is designed to reduce rashes and infections that can result from insufficient changes.
Technology clearly has an increasing role to play in improving home care and health monitoring facilities for the elderly. The latest developments from German research group Fraunhofer are a case in point.