Australians are living longer and most people want to retain their independence and remain in their own home.
‘Ageing in place’, as it is referred to by health and government sectors, has a host of benefits, but there are some risks as well.
The reality is:
- one in three people aged 65+ has a substantial fall each year
- one in two people aged 80+ has multiple falls
- thirty per cent of people who fall need medical attention.
AbiBird gives carers peace of mind that their older loved ones are ok, without being a nuisance to them. As there is no camera or audio recording by the AbiBird sensor, privacy is maintained.
The AbiBird sensor contains technology that understands and tracks ‘normal’ day and night activity within a home.
A quick glance at the AbiBird app will confirm that the older person is going about their routine as usual. If activity exceeds normal routines, or motion stops for a period of time, AbiBird will immediately send an alert to the family member or carer’s smartphone.
The sensor is placed on a wall or shelf and does not have a camera or audio recording, allowing older people to go about their daily lives without being watched or listened to, or dealing with a wearable device. AbiBird takes less than two minutes to install and families and carers have full control over how alerts are set up, configured and shared.