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15/05/2013

#IOT: Passive Path to Protection

Filed under: Technology — lenand @ 1:18 pm
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There’s a lively growth in the Internet of Things (IOT).  The prices are crashing down and manufacturers can see profit in the huge numbers of sensors that will be deployed.  The costs will be low enough for families to contemplate installation in the homes of elderly relatives.

Most old people prefer to stay at home in familiar surroundings.  But they are still at risk and unobtrusive monitoring is needed give reassurance.  What is a passive monitoring service worth? What might it cost annually?  Compared with spending £40k – £60k on full time care in a residential home, IOT monitoring has both financial and well-being benefits.  Everybody is a winner – plus the Health services, who will need fewer days of frail people in hospital.

IOT is part of the pathway to more years of safer life at home.telec

The ideas are simple – the implementation is complex and needs partnership.

 

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  1. […] Internet of Things will lead the revolution.  Low cost home networked sensors are critical to the way forward.  It […]

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