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Otono-me innovative remote assistance: the solution for vulnerable or elderly people living at home

The French population is continuing to age. INSEE (the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) revealed that by 2050, one person in three will be over 60 [1]. The people who will reach the age of 60 by 2050 are all already born. Longer life expectancies will only continue to increase in the years to come.

The existing solution for providing safety for elderly people at home is remote assistance with a call button. It means that they will receive assistance if they suffer a fall or are taken ill, for example. Unfortunately, elderly people sometimes refuse to wear their call button or don’t activate it in the event of an accident.

Otono-me, the innovative remote assistance that finally offers a real answer for elderly people who are losing their independence

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FALLS IN SENIORS: WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS?

Hard, soft… there are so many qualifiers when it comes to talking about falls in the elderly depending on whether the person falls suddenly or slips against a wall or leans on a chair before falling.

Here are some figures that show the need to prevent these falls:

  •         They are the number one cause of death in elderly people
  •         20% require hospitalisation
  •         9% cause a fracture (mostly of the femur neck)
  •        40% of elderly people are referred to specialist institutions after a fall

These falls affect one in three seniors over the age of 65 each year.

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Digital and other new technology helping with ageing at home

New technology will contribute more and more to home support services for elderly or vulnerable people.

 

Here are 3 concrete examples of what it can bring.

The example of safety

The majority of families have heard of remote assistance devices with an emergency call button to be carried on one’s person, which can be pressed for rescue in the event of a problem.

These devices can now be supplemented by sensors, installed in the casing, that enable remote monitoring of activity.

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Three key figures showing that our ageing populations need Big Data

Our ageing population is a reality which must profoundly modify how our society functions, as shown by the following 3 key points:

1. Life expectancy will increase by 8 years globally:

big data population vieillissanteWe are going to live for longer than ever before in the history of humanity. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study in the United States predicts that life expectancy at birth will increase by 8 years by 2050 globally. In 2015, life expectancy was 68.6 years; it will increase to 76.2 years in 2050.

100% of European countries have ageing populations, a consequence of very low birth rates and increased life expectancy.

 

 

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