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.
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