Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Ow Wen Xuan (18) 18/03

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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.

1 comment:

  1. Yes I agree with your point of view that this system is very useful and should be used. Everyone knows that money do not drop from the sky. We must work to earn them,just like a game. However, a game does not have other external factors such as family members to take care of. I feel that with this system, it will make our life easier as we do not need to worry too much about our family members. However, is this system reliable? How long will it take for the sms to be sent over during a long period of inactivity? Is there any disadvantages in the system? What if a person goes to sleep with the tracker still on? Perhaps you could include that inside your response

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