New Technology for the Elderly | VideoJessica Roose | 9/27/2012
One sensor under the mattress monitors how well the person is sleeping and how often they get out of bed at night. Other sensors monitor how often they are coming in and out of the apartment.
"They might identify an emergic medical need like say it might be a UTI. But instead of waiting where they might get dehydrated, they might have to have an emergency room hospital visit. It might be caught sooner and they can proactively go to the hospital and be treated sooner, so it doesn`t get to that significant event, medical event for them," said customer experience consultant Kerry Conlin.
She says the Good Samaritan Society will begin using the devices in November.