Their minimalist monitoring is not ‘big brother’ intrusive. Their passive sensing devices track just enough information to interpret meaningful activity, without sharing too much. It doesn’t require any video cameras or anything that you have to wear,” according to CEO Iggy Fanlo.
Lively doesn’t have an emergency notification system in case someone has fallen and can’t get up, and it doesn’t have a GPS tracking system. However, it does help note movements and activities around the house.
Lively’s sensors cost $149 a pop, on top of a $19.95 monthly service fee.
Companies like Philips offer wearable technology that detects falls and automatically places calls for help. Lifeline systems says 13.3 million people 65 years of age and older will fall this year.