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3rings enters the Dragons’ Den, comes out with strategic investor

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About two years ago, we started following 3rings, a Stoke-on-Trent (UK) company that develope an appliance plug that automatically ‘checks in’ an older person based on their morning behavior of turning on a tea kettle, TV or other appliance. We’ve received word from their CEO Steve Purdham that they’ve announced today (Thursday) a substantial Continue Reading

3rings Plugs in to reassuring families

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Stoke-on-Trent’s 3rings, which we noted over a year ago [TTA 6 Feb 14] as a smartphone/call/text-based family alert system based on the older person’s phone check in, has developed a plug that will do this check in automatically. It’s based on behavior–an older person turning on or off an appliance as part of their Continue Reading

Here’s Howz: now electricity consumption as elder minder (UK)

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Intelesant’s latest project, Howz, has added electricity consumption to the monitoring set of Activities of Daily Living. The Howz set of multiple sensors generally monitors activity in the home, home temperature, lights on/off, and exterior door opening/closing, depending on their placement, but one sensor monitors electricity consumption by directly going into the Continue Reading

81 percent interested in tech for older adult fall detection: Carnegie-Mellon

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Carnegie-Mellon University-College of Engineering recently conducted a survey of 1,900 US adults on care for their aging parents, as background for a project in fall prevention. 81 percent are interested in sensor technology to prevent falls, particularly among their aging parents 54 percent worry about an elderly parent falling 70 percent of this Continue Reading

‘Déjà vu all over again’ or critical mass? NYTimes looks at older adult care tech

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“It’s like déjà vu all over again” as Yogi Berra, the fast-with-a-quip Baseball Hall of Fame catcher-coach-manager once said. About 2006-7, telecare broke through as a real-world technology and the tone of the articles then was much like how this New York Times article starts. But the article, in the context Continue Reading