New age technology

Fisher, Richard
July 2004
Engineer (00137758);7/9/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7655, p22
Reports on technologies that will assist elderly people in caring for them at home in Great Britain. Second-generation telecare, a wireless pendant sensor connected to a remote operator, that continuously monitor the home without being intrusive; Visual recognition camera to complement smart home technology; Development of the Pearl personal robotic assistant that aims to help the elderly in everyday activities. INSET: THE US LEADS THE WAY IN 'WHIZ-BANG' TECHNOLOGY.


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