The British “Daily Mail” newspaper website highlighted a new home control system specifically designed to help the elderly and care for them. It can predict the occurrence of an ailment three weeks in advance. This system has the potential to monitor the infrared radiation in a way similar to motion sensors used in video games; it detects subtle changes that can predict health changes and indicate if the patient is at risk of collapsing.
The system uses sensors installed in each room of the house to allow doctors to intervene rapidly before the occurrence of a fatal collapse; it sends text messages and emails to notify the doctors and seek their help. The system operates by measuring the walking speed and step length of the elderly inside the house, where experts found that small changes could predict if the elderly has become weak, tired or on the verge of a dangerous collapse.