In Home Care for Seniors?

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Personally, I am looking at a couple of interesting technologies developed at the University of Washington that enable the monitoring of respiratory rate and heart rate of seniors passively using radiofrequencies.  Think Doppler radar but for people, not for the weather.

Can this technology be used to monitor seniors living at home alone?  How important is technology to monitor seniors who live at home by themselves?  Particularly, I am interested in technology that can monitor heart rate and respiratory rate passively (without the person actually doing anything)?  Does this solve a problem for caregivers/ care providers?

I would love to chat with anyone with significant experience in the space.

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Nikesh Parekh

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Comments (2)

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

That is a very interesting concept and I would love more information on it. We have a huge senior population here in Florida, many who live alone. It is very important here and the need is there (based on my personal experience).

I don't see why it could not be used to monitor seniors living alone at home, several examples come to mind. For example, after my mother passed I set my father up with an in-home monitoring system and it proved invaluable when he fell a couple times.

I don't know of any technology to monitor heart/respiratory rate passively but one of my long time snowbirds had a defibrillator and each year the rental had to have a landline so she could be monitored at night. If they can do that, I don't think it should be too much of a reach to passively monitor heart/respiratory rate.


Feb 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Nikesh Parekh
Suplari, Inc. - Seattle, WA
Technology Entrepreneur, Executive, & Investor

Thanks for the response Diana.  The technology is very early stage, so we are trying to find a great market opportunity to justify the costs to develop the technology.

Feb 03, 2016 01:51 AM