Safe@home System Detects Falls, Calls for Help

Safe@home System Detects Falls, Calls for Help : Living independently in own home is a major concern for elderly people, since being alone can be risky if a fall happens or some other emergency strikes. Ever since the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” days, geriatrics had the option of wearing a device through which to call for help, but it still required the user to remain conscious and had no built-in smarts besides the basic intercom feature. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Germany have been working with a social services foundation and a couple private companies to develop a new technological solution that can detect falls, hear cries for help, and automatically call emergency services when something is wrong

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