Other technologies developed to help people age in place show promise, said Stephen Johnston, co-founder of Aging 2.0, a global network that brings start-ups and innovations to senior care.
For example, home sensors placed in "smart homes" are currently used to monitor eating habits, sleep and wake times. Often, they relay information back to a hub, and notices can be sent to loved ones by smartphone applications.
"For me, the smart home has the advantage that you don't have to be wearing things, especially for older people with delicate skin or who are forgetful," Johnston said.
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