Sensors Monitor Seniors’ Health at Home, Sync Data from Home to Hospital, Call Help

Sensors Monitor Seniors’ Health at Home, Sync Data from Home to Hospital, Call Help

It will be great when technology has developed the ability to monitor senior citizens that are at risk of falling in their homes, alerts first responders of a fall and then forwards necessary health information to the hospital about to receive the patient. Such streamlined information-sharing is in development now by University of Missouri researchers.

Technological advances have provided medical professionals with many devices and systems to collect and analyze patients’ health information, but many of these technologies do not share data with each other, the researchers say. The lack of streamlined information-sharing creates inefficiencies and, potentially, inconsistencies in patient care.

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