Sensors help keep older people safe, and at home

John Leland in the New York Times has written the best article on home health monitoring for the general public that I have read for a long time. In terms of learning to communicate about the subject it is a piece from which most of us can learn. Sensors help keep the elderly safe, and at home.

If you have time, you might like to contrast it with this dull-as-ditchwater story from the UK’s Salisbury Journal, published on the same day. Apart from the fact that it makes Wiltshire council sound as though it is just catching up with where most other community alarm services were six years ago (which it is surely not?), it illustrates what happens when councils feed out stories that rely heavily on supplier’s press releases.