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Link to article : http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/elderly-distress-home-get-sms-alert
Article name : Elderly in distress at home? Get SMS alert
Published date : 18 March 2015
This article is about the Smart Elderly Monitoring and Alert System that tracks living habits of the elderly at home and alerts their caregivers via text messages if anything irregular was to occur. It also comes with a portable panic button which can be pressed by the elderly to alert family members in time of distress. Majority out of the 12 households felt that it was effective and does not invade their privacy at the same time.
As the writer did not express his point of view, I would talk about my point of view instead. Ms Doris Oo stated that she used to worry constantly when she was at work about her mother being alone at home, and with the new sensor system, things changed ands she does not need to worry as much anymore. I personally feel that this sensor system has many advantages as it not just has the ability to track the living habits of the elderlies, but also notify their caregivers on time. With these functions, the caregivers would not be able to focus more on their work instead of having to keep worrying about the elderlies' wellbeing while trying to get their work done. This would also reduce the caregivers stress level. Thus, I feel that there are numerous advantages to it and I support this system that is being used.