HOW THE NEW AI SYSTEM IS REVOLUTIONISING THE ELDERLY CARE
Maintaining independence can be one of the biggest issues for elderly people in the later years of their lives. Many of them have no desire to leave their own home. Care homes can be quite expensive, and the loss of independence can impact on the health of an individual. Nonetheless, having a loved one living alone in their own home can put a strain on family members, especially those who live far away. Often they are frequently worried about their loved one’s well-being, and are unable to spend enough time with them.
While technology has advanced over the last decade, not many comprehensive solutions have been made available for the elderly.
Birdie, the new startup backed by AXA, fills this gap by addressing the needs of the elderly as well as their family members and caregivers. It connects them all seamlessly via an artificially intelligent system consisting of sensors, tablets, and mobile apps.
Activity sensors detect motion so everyone on the system, including family members and caregivers can know if something outside the ordinary happens. There are fall detection wristbands that can notify everyone of any mishap. Emergency Button and speakers are available for immediate response if needed.
Tablet devices are part of the system that helps connect the carers to the family. Through this, caregivers can tick off tasks as they perform them, for example administering medicine, as well as filling out some key indicators on the health of the older adult. The family members can also connect with the caregivers through messages sent to the tablet.
The family members are connected via a simple mobile app that keeps them updated on the well-being of their loved ones. Through it, they can communicate with the carers, monitor any alerts from the sensors, and take action to resolve any issues that arise.
All in all, this system helps families empower their loved ones to remain independent and live safely in their own home while having a peace of mind that they are safe.
The Birdie project only started in 2017 and to ensure that their product delivers what it promises and to get feedback, Birdie is offering a trial period for three months free of charge. They are looking for families who would like to test it and provide feedback.
If you have an elderly loved one or someone you know who might be able to get benefit from this awesome product, do get in touch or get them connected to Birdie team who are eager to help all those who need it.
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