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Even seniors can jump on the wearable bandwagon with the Tempo

Even seniors can jump on the wearable bandwagon with the Tempo

August 15, 2014

There is pretty much a wearable device for everyone these days, including kids and even dogs. But the new Tempo, designed for seniors, does something else besides count steps and calories.

The actual wearable device, worn around the wrist, is only part of the system. Thanks to beacons placed throughout a household, the system noninvasively tracks an elderly person’s day-to-day activities.

A quick video about the system can be found here.

Completely wireless, the system can inform caregivers or loved ones if those patterns change. It monitors motion, location, and activities. A companion app can inform users about any issues and contains a log of sleep, movement, and more.

The device is currently seeking crowdfunding through Fundable. Right now, for an early bird pledge of $149, you can reserve a complete Tempo system that includes a sensor, four room beacons, one communications hub, and three months of monitoring for free.

If funding is successful, shipping is expected sometime in late fall.

For other recent accessory news, see: The new Philips Hue Lux lighting system is now available to preorder, Samsung acquires ‘smart home’ startup SmartThings to take on Apple’s HomeKit, and AppAdvice Daily: Walk and talk headphone free with the Bēm Speaker Band.

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