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IoT for seniors: how technology improves quality of life for the elderly

This article will give you an example of IoT applications in healthcare.
Please take some time to read this article, IoT for Seniors: How Technology Improves Quality of Life for the Elderly

This article will give you examples of IoT applications in healthcare. First, we will see several surveys on the use of the Internet by the ageing population in the United States. There are some interesting discoveries. For instance, more than 60% of users over the age of 65 are willing to use telehealth; 25% of seniors are currently using smartphone health apps, and 28% monitor their health using a wearable.

Next, the article suggests that the aging population with chronic diseases will use smart devices for health detection. Common usages are to measure blood pressure and blood sugar, etc. The article also proposes examples of applications for diabetes, arrhythmia, home safety, fall detection, etc. There are also smart devices currently available on the market. Please see these examples to understand what IoT smart devices are currently used. Among them, which one impresses or interests you the most? Could you share us the reason you choose them? Are you surprised by this survey?

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