Wearables to Help the Elderly Stay Healthy and Safe at Home or Outside

Wearables for elderly

When we think of wearables, we envision fitness trackers and smartwatches which are obviously targeted for young people. However, many of us don’t realize that elderlies need wearables too; they need them to function independently. Seniors may be motivated to track a chronic condition or another underlying health issue. Elderly wearables can make life easier for both elderlies and their caregivers. There are advanced wearable devices that go beyond just step counts – they can monitor daily activities, send alerts, and even prevent falls. The following companies provide stunning health and wellness solutions for the elderly, and they are going to exhibit at our WT | Wearable Technologies Show 2018 MEDICA in Dusseldorf November 12-15. Please visit our exhibition and read on to learn more about these companies.

Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, Corbit is a young Digital Health Company creating innovative solutions that serve your personal health and wellbeing. Professional background, international Spirit and their united enthusiasm for their goals describes their team best. Their focus is in the development of Mobile Health, Smart Home Care, Wearables & Telemedicine. They believe that Digital Health enables Equality of Generations and they are convinced that this is the key for the Health System of the future. Corbit’s e-Health provides access to care and wellbeing anytime, anywhere. It allows access to individualized support from family members, friends and health specialists and reconnects to the people who care.

Wearables for elderly
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GoLiveClip by Gociety Solutions counts your steps, helps to keep you fit, sounds the alarm when you fall and even sends you a warning as soon as your fall risk increases! Discover how a small clip can improve your safety. Ideal if you work alone or in a dangerous profession, or enjoy adventurous activities – but equally useful if you simply wish to enjoy life whatever your age. Affordable personal safety for everyone: the GoLiveClip makes sure you will never be alone. GoLiveClip and its accessory apps have been developed in collaboration with renowned scientific institutes. Independent scientific validation has proven the fall detection rate is not less than 93% accurate, providing a level of reliability you can depend on. Keep track of your activity level, have an alarm button near you at all times, send notifications to friends or family and receive notifications as soon as your fall risk increases. GoLiveClip is a non-invasive smart clip. Just attach the it to your clothing and it will keep you safe, wherever you go! Gociety is based in Denver, Colorado.

Sense4Care specializes in the design and manufacture of medical devices, which aims to improve the quality of life of people. Based in Barceloa, Spain, the company was founded in 2012 by a highly qualified team that come from the fields of engineering, medicine and business. Sense4Care develops and markets cutting-edge solutions based on the knowledge generated by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in research projects mainly related to fall detection and Parkinson’s disease, among others. The company’s Angel4Fall is a fall detector that provides highly sensitive automatic fall detection by means of a tri-axial accelerometer and a new specific algorithm. Highly discreet, it can be worn on a normal belt. No buttons needed. All user/device interactions are executed through a clever and simple APP for Android smartphones.

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Cathy Russey
Cathy Russey () is Online Editor at WT | Wearable Technologies and specialized in writing about the latest medical wearables and enabling technologies on the market. Cathy can be contacted at info(at)wearable-technologies.com.