I’m glad to see all these efforts to keep older people in their own homes. I’m moving into that category at an alarming rate!


Technology to help people stay home longer as they age is constantly progressing. (Remember “spy shoes,” medication reminders and monitoring systems?) As this new year gets into full swing, it’s interesting to consider what aging in place will look like in the future—perhaps even just a few years from now.

The blog for the Florida home-care agency EasyLiving shares a piece of the picture in a post about aging-in-place technologies that are being explored:

Pilot programs are underway right now to develop and test the benefits and accuracy of a number of machines that may equip homes with the necessary ability to monitor a bevy of health conditions, just like they do in major hospitals, without ever needing to pack up and shuffle off the homestead. These include such devices as medication-monitoring pill boxes and bed sensors adjusted to assess heart rate, quality of sleep and even…

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