Life expectancy is increasing and with it the number of people in need of long-term care. At the same time, there is a growing shortage of labour to supply this rapidly growing population. Together with Aperto, Malteser International and IBM have developed a product for family members and first responders to increase the security of personal care. The idea is to improve the quality of life of aging people with the sustainable help of artificial intelligence! Elderly Care is the first Watson-based solution that enables older people to live longer and more independently at home.
The central tool: The Elderly Care App, which gives family members, friends or neighbours status information about incidents at home. It works with sensor data in combination with the cognitive capabilities of IBM technology and responds to anomalies and possible emergencies, especially in emergency situations in which case the inhabitant cannot manually trigger an alarm.