Wearable Safety Wristband Device for Elderly Health MonitoringAuthor(s): L. K. Hema*, T. C. Krishnanunni, V. K. Abdul Majid and Athul George
The number of elderly citizen is on the rise around the globe. As a result, the number of those living alone is also likely to increase. When an elderly person living alone has a heart attack or falls at home, nobody is around to alert family members or the doctor. It can take hours or days for the incident to be discovered, and the person may be dead by then. With this worrying scenario and the growing ageing population in mind, we have come up with a system that allows alert signals to be sent either automatically or at the push of a button. This wearable wristband health monitoring system comprises of a smart wristband device that can monitor the health of an elderly person and can find whether the person wearing it is in a medical emergency and can automatically alert the family members and doctors if necessary. The device can communicate with a smart phone and is equipped with exclusive and innovative features that are tailored for elderly care.