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Using Technology To Help Care For The Elderly

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Sensors and Monitoring Services Seek To Assist Seniors

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Sensors and Monitoring Services Seek To Assist Seniors

Using Technology To Help Care For The Elderly

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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. Press photo/Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. hide caption

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Press photo/Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

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.