As seniors grow older the risks of falling and not being able to get up increase alarmingly.
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Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
An Orlando start-up is ready to launch a revolutionary new technology in the United States designed to help make aging in place a safe and secure reality for seniors who live alone. Necesity, has developed a system of sensors linked with an artificial intelligence algorithm that is able to learn the senior’s habits and detect patterns that could indicate a fall or loss of consciousness and initiate a personal response protocol if necessary.
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, over 11 million senior citizens live alone in their homes, and of these 824,389 live in the state of Florida. As they grow older the risks of falling or suffering an accident at home increases alarmingly. Not only is this a serious worry for their families, who often live far away, but if no one can hear their cries for help the situation quickly becomes life threatening.
Designed specifically for seniors who live alone, the Necesity system solves this problem in a non-intrusive yet effective way. The solution includes a series of infrared, pressure and magnetic sensors which are installed in the older person’s home and are connected wirelessly to a central processing unit. Thanks to a patented artificial intelligence algorithm, the system silently learns the senior’s daily routines and compares their activity with patterns that could indicate a fall or loss of consciousness.
Unlike traditional tele-assistance systems, Necesity doesn’t require any human intervention making it a substantial improvement. With older technologies that rely on pendants or emergency buttons, when the senior falls or loses consciousness, the device is either out of reach or they are unable to activate it. Sadly this translates into hours of desperation before someone notices and sends for help.
Since Necesity doesn’t use microphones or cameras the senior’s privacy is completely guaranteed, and all the data collected by the system stays in the home. Only in the case of an emergency does the processing unit communicate with Necesity’s specialized call center which initiates a personalized response protocol.
According to Dennis Lewis, V.P. of Marketing and company spokesperson, “Necesity is much more than just an amazing technological feat. We have combined both hardware and software to improve our customers’ quality of life and their family’s peace of mind. For a one-time setup cost and a low monthly fee they can rest assured that if something goes wrong help is on its way.”
When asked about the project, Dennis commented, “The technology behind Necesity has been in the making for over five years, and has been thoroughly tested in Europe. We understand that most seniors don’t want to leave their homes, but their families need to know that they are ok and that if anything occurs help will be immediately on the way. Necesity answers these two pressing questions in a very compelling and affordable way.”
For more information, contact Necesity at 1-407-900-7642 or visit http://necesity.net