Smart sensor technology is used to detect changes in the activity of someone moving around their home or apartment. A change in activity could indicate an emerging health condition. Eskaton uses smart sensors to help proactively meet the needs of each resident. These smart motion sensors augment the basic emergency response pull cords required in all California assisted living residences.
Ninety-one year old Eskaton resident, Doris Herrilson told the New York Times she liked having sensors in her apartment because she felt safer. She fell and broke a hip, and now uses a walker. “So I’m always afraid of falling again,” she said. “But now, falls can be detected faster. It’s quiet care.