The first and foremost critical features that the device will have is that it should be small enough in size such that the device could be worn as a pin in elderly person’s coat, sweater, jacket etc. The nature and size of the device thus becomes a critical feature that can be easy to use and handle. The cost of ownership of such product will be low so that the user can buy a number of such devices. The caretaker of the elderly person can then place these devices all over the house and not be concerned about losing them or the elderly person forgetting to misplace these devices. This device will asynchronously communicate with the designated application (app) that will be running on a smart phone, or a tablet when the elderly person speaks directly into the device.
Secondly the design of this product will use the existing technology of a smart phone app and a tablet app that will act as a central commander. The app will be designed for major smart phone and tablet operating system and will act as a first response when the elderly person needs a hint or help recalling information. The app will also query any information needed from the web if such information is not stored in the user profile. The device will pass the voice command from the elderly person and the app then will facilit...
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...mation. The language they seem to use to describe security measures is quite vague and does not highlight whether or not they implement strong encryption technologies to protect the data that is shared from the customer’s smart phone.
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