New technology to help seniors live longer at home

Thanks to a $260,000 Government investment, high-tech movement monitoring promises to help seniors in Australia live safely and longer in the comfort of their own homes. This investment funds a trial of IT company Ericom’s Monitor Data Response Solution (MDRS) system, which allows early detection and intervention for older people living at home, should safety issues arise. “This is Australian innovation at its best, enabling remote monitoring and tracking of an aged care recipient’s daily routine, to help prevent misadventure or the possible deterioration in their wellbeing,” says Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt. The trial will be evaluated by the University of Wollongong, with the final evaluation report to be publicly available to share the potential benefits of this technology across the elder-care hospitality sector.

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