I found a new site with a multitude of cool medical gadgets. The ones for the elderly are on http://www.medgadget.com/geriatrics
I am not sure whether I am impressed or truly spooked. How would you like a chair that measures vital signs through your butt? Just being released by EarlySense from Waltham, Massachusets. Or maybe an airbag for the elderly that opens up when they are falling to protect the hips? A true non-fashion statement, considering that you have to wear it outside your clothes. How about sensors that dob you in to your children if you did not make coffee in the morning? The gizmo in question monitors the use of small appliances to detect if something has happened to an elderly person living alone.
And this is only the first page of the gadgets. Go and have a look.