How Surveillance Technology Can Keep Older People in Their Homes for Longer

Surveillance technology is raising privacy concerns around Australia but it may also allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer. Chris Ketts is the primary carer for her 87-year-old mother, Jean Johnston, despite living in a different state. Without texting or calling, Ms Ketts knows if her mother has opened her container of epilepsy medication or if she hasn’t left the lounge room for a while. And although she is more than 300 kilometers away, Ms Ketts knows the moment her mother gets out of bed. The technology which has enabled Ms Ketts to keep a virtual eye on her mother includes a hub and small motion… Read More

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