A survey conducted by Essence SmartCare and Kantar has revealed that about 70% of older adults aging in place in the UK and France lack access to "advanced" monitoring systems, such as fall detection sensors and voice-activated alerts. The survey, which polled family members of elderly residents, highlights the stress and concerns faced by caregivers who are unable to monitor their parents effectively. Many respondents, slightly over half, live more than an hour away from their elderly relatives. A similar poll in the US last year also showed that 45% of respondents lived at least an hour's drive away from their extended family. Research indicates that monitoring systems can effectively reduce emergencies and healthcare visits, but the availability and quality of monitoring systems can vary significantly based on region and care setting.
As the need for monitoring assistance grows, the medical sensors market is projected to expand rapidly, with an estimated 11% growth in the value of medical sensors development worldwide over the next decade. The advancement of wearable technology, wireless capabilities, and artificial intelligence is enabling the development of less intrusive ways to track the health of older adults, offering potential solutions to the monitoring gap and addressing the challenges faced by caregivers and family members. Click here for the full article.
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