Among the gerontotechnologies to increase the feeling of security, we find all technologies linked to automatic fall detection and to home automation (such as sensors for smoke or gas detection, the automatized control systems for lighting and other home devices). In this category we find also all emergency call devices integrated in bracelets, watches and pendants.
This category includes not only technologies that facilitate remote voice or video calling (such as videoconferencing systems or smartphones for seniors), but also the different platforms and services that connect seniors with loved ones, neighbors or just people willing to volunteer for seniors.
Different products and services can facilitate the care of seniors living autonomously at home, or care and assistance provided by professionals, either at home or in nursing homes. Such products range among electronic pillboxes, physiological sensors (voltage, pulse, glucose, etc.) or telemedicine and video-assistance systems.
This category includes any technology that facilitates the displacements of seniors or that encourages physical activity, healthy eating or brain training. For mobility, beyond walkers and wheelchairs, new technologies allow virtual visits from home. Virtual assistants that exploit natural language processing technologies allow also promoting healthier lifestyles with a simplified and accessible interface.