Remote monitoring of elderly individuals: In this application example, a remote caretaker is using a Controlbot-technology robot to monitor the status of an elderly individual. Here the older individual carries a medical status tag containing two Bluetooth medical sensors, and one RFID tag. The patient and caretaker communicate by way of a camera, microphone, and a visual display either mounted on the robot, or rebroadcast by the robot's wireless router to a nearby display. The visual display allows the patient to see the remote caretaker. Controlbot technology allows the remote caretaker to check on the medical status of the geriactric, check environmental sensors, and adjust local equipment as needed.
An affordable alternative to managed care: Have an elderly relative in a different city? Here is an affordable way to keep an eye on things without having to be overly intrusive. Simply install a WiFi link in the home, and various wireless alarm sensors as needed. If doors or windows are left open, if smoke alarms go off, if temperature settings are improper, you can quickly check the situation and make corrections as needed. Who wants strangers constantly intruding in the house? Who wants to live in a nursing home? This low-cost automated solution helps geriatrics maintain their independence.
Easily bring in expert help when needed: Geriatrics is a complex field, in which care is divided between family members, social workers, hired assistance, and medical professionals. Now all of these resources can be instantly available at a moment's notice. A family member, spotting a problematic situation in a remote visit, can instantly bring this to the attention of outside hired assistance or medical professionals. A medical professional, seeing a difficult situation, can instantly bring in a family member for help. Now you are no longer alone -- you can instantly share the problem with your support team, and quickly devise an appropriate solution.