CareAlert Transforms Wall Outlets into Smart Well-Being Monitors
Non-invasive technology keeps watchful eye on aging parents, people in need of extra care
CareAlert, the first of its kind well-being monitor system from SensorsCall, was developed after a frantic late-night visit to check on an aging parent after phone calls unanswered for hours. The non-invasive technology preserves senior’s independence while providing family or caregivers with regular safety updates, among other features. Unlike cameras or other monitoring systems that can feel like a violation of privacy, CareAlert monitors senior’s environment and how they interact with and affect it notifying contacts of any irregularities or safety concerns.
Utilizing artificial intelligence and deep learning, CareAlert is able to collect information about the environment it is placed in, learn patterns, predict outcomes and provide insightful and actionable analysis to the end-user. To create a household monitoring network, CareAlert sensors are simply plugged into wall outlets around the home. The sensors create a “living baseline” by collecting data for the initial week that is analyzed in the cloud by SensorCall’s proprietary algorithms. Once the devices have learned what is normal activity in a senior’s home, they can monitor the environment and relay any anomalies back to family members or caregivers via a mobile app.
If a loved one cannot be reached by phone, CareAlert has a built-in speaker that can be accessed through the app to check-in without jumping in the car or calling a neighbor. This feature can also be used to leave a timed message that will alert the senior when medication needs to be taken or for other helpful reminders. These messages can easily be recorded and scheduled in the app. In addition, CareAlert can monitor a living environment for toxicity, temperature and more. Daily reports in the app rate the environment, activity, comfort and overall well-being of the senior so changes can easily be noted and addressed.
CareAlert can be integrated with Google Assistant, Apple Home Kit, Amazon Alexa and Cortana. The device is currently available for pre-order with pricing starting at $139 for one unit, a 3-pack for $310 and a 5-pack for $520. All orders include one year of free monitoring, which is $150 per year thereafter.
For more information and purchasing, visit: www.sensorscall.com.
A late-night drive to his mother-in-law’s house inspired Fereydoun Taslimi to create CareAlert. When his wifeLili’s mother did not call after returning home from a shopping trip, and calls to her cell phone and home phone went unanswered, Fereydoun and Lili jumped in the car frantic with worry only to find Lili’s mother contently playing solitaire in her living room. Not wanting to invade her privacy by installing cameras, Fereydoun turned to his background in technology to develop a real solution. He worked with a team of engineers to create and test prototypes until CareAlert was perfected. Striking the ideal balance between independence, privacy and peace-of-mind, CareAlert enables seniors to age-in-place safely while keeping family and caregivers informed of any concerning incidents in real-time.
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