Press photo/Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Philips Lifeline, a medical alert service, is one of many offered to help seniors who are living on their own. The Personal Help Button and Communicator devices pictured above can alert work with a customer's home phone.
In this week's All Tech Considered, companies are providing a growing roster of services for seniors that can monitor their health, movement and habits — in their own home.
In addition to services discussed in the segment like Adaptive Home, here's more information on proximity sensors and other tech related to the piece.
Have you used any systems like this? Would you? Let us know what you think in the comments.