Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Eunice Chua (3)

Article discussed: Elderly in distress at home? Get an SMS alert

This article is about a system getting installed at home when elderly is alone and when the system sense that elderly has been inactive for a period of time, SMS will be sent to the user, guardian of the elderly and within 5 minutes, they will respond by calling home. The elderly also has a portable emergency button and should they fall down, they can press the button and as usual SMS will be sent to their guardian. 

I find that this system is very useful and guardians will be less worried about the elderly at home if they have this system installed now. At the same time, it will be appropriate for elderly to have portable emergency button with them and this system could have prevent many undesirable consequences. Many adults today have to work for a long period of time and have little to no time to take proper care of their parents. Those that can afford will be able to hire domestic helpers while those that cannot can only leave their parents at home. Therefore I think that this system introduced to elderly will be effective. Although some of them may think that this is invading their privacy, I find that there if more benefit if one decides to install this system in the house. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that this system is very useful as the guadian will receive the SMS very soon so they can know the elderly's well being and if there are any emergency situation. For example, an elderly is having a heart attack and fainted, SMS will be sent to the guardian and they can send the elderly to hospital as soon as possible. Some times the situation can be very urgent and the elderly cannot wait until the guardian to come back from work. My grandmother's sister died of heart attack and if she had been sent to the hospital earlier, she might not have died. When her children came home from work, she was already dead, if she had this system installed, her children could have found her earlier.