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Connected Elder Care Products You've Never Heard Of

May 19, 2016 By Bill Cava IN connected home, IN connected products, IN home care, IN Care

Elder care products are evolving, getting smarter and more effective to help patients live longer, healthier lives. By using smart technology to monitor everything from medication to activity and connecting that information. With the information patients, their families, and their doctors can make informed, real-time decisions about the best options for healthcare.

1. TabSafe

TabSafe is a medication management system that can remind and dispense medications on a schedule, and can alert caregivers before medications are missed via a smartphone app. TabSafe gives patients, caregivers, and doctors secure online access to records, inventory, and other personal health information. This can give the whole healthcare team a larger picture of health and well-being, while ensuring that medications stay up-to-date.

2. Withings Blood Pressure Monitor

Taking your blood pressure and monitoring it over time can help you better understand your heart’s health, and this wireless blood pressure monitor makes it as easy slipping on the cuff and turning it on. The Health Mate app will automatically launch on your smartphone, guiding your through the process and giving you instant color-coded feedback based on accepted medical recommendations for hypertension. The Health Mate app will store all your blood pressure readings and create an easy-to-understand chart.

3. Metria Wearable Sensor

Metria – a wireless sensor that’s comfortable, resistant to moisture, soil, and germs, and is durable and flexible – helps people capture patterns in their vital signs that can be used to make changes in their lives and improve their health. Metria’s multiple sensors include an ECG and an accelerometer, allowing measurement of heart rate, activity, sleep and other physiologic metrics.

4. American Well’s Telehealth

Telehealth allows healthcare systems to more easily integrate with each other, from adding online video doctor visits to mobile apps to making on-demand care a part of the consumer experience. Multiway video creates more options for team-based care of patients, letting patients and doctors to invite specialists, family members, caregivers, and even language translators to participate in live, video visits. The Sidekick app adds to live video consultations with images taken on the iPhone, including EKGs, Xrays, patient history, and more.

5. GreatCall Devices

GreatCall is a complete line of easy-to-use mobile health and safety tools. From simple-to-use smartphones to one-touch urgent response integrated into fitness trackers, GreatCall keeps you mobile and active while still being connected and safe.

6. Lively

Lively, recently acquired by GreatCall, provides one-touch emergency response with intelligent medication reminders, daily step counting and more. In addition, passive activity sensors measure healthy living patterns – where you go in your home and what you’re doing on a regular basis – so it can let family members and caregivers know when something might be wrong, like missing meals or decreased physical activity.

Bill Cava