IoT to aid dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferers could benefit from the new ‘Internet of Things’ technology, say experts. Currently underway, the project, involving a man with Alzheimer’s disease and his wife, is exploring how the ‘Internet of Things’ style technology can increase support for people with dementia. The technology analyses the physical data entries recorded by the couple each day and keeps track of certain things like blood pressure, hydration and temperature. The sensors and devices feedback information in real time so that monitoring staff can see whether someone has wandered too far from home, had a fall or is becoming unwell. It can also identify whether someone is not following their usual patterns of behaviour.

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