CNN has a profile on telecare, focusing on two older users in South Carolina–which reminds you how infrequent telecare articles (at least in US) have become. The article is more detailed than most in outlining how the sensor-based system–in this case, GrandCare–works in the home and also its unique features such as connecting to vital signs monitors and the Trillium interactive touch screen.
There’s the usual diversion to the university (Oregon Center for Technology and Aging), a side note on robotics and a brief mention of competition in the Intel/GE partnership (but none of QuietCare). The usual mentions of ‘big brother’ and even the Electronic Frontier Foundation puts in an appearance to wag a finger for privacy’s sake. Perhaps it’s just this editor [Donna] being a bit cranky, but I wish writers would take a more engaging, personal and far less formulaic look at telecare. Save for GrandCare’s different features, the template for this article was written in 2006. Sensors monitor older people at home