Last week, a free application from Alarm.com that enables iPhone and iPod touch users to perform home and business security monitoring from their respective portable device became available to download through the iTunes store. The free iPhone app connects customers to their personalized security systems from remote locations, allows them to watch real-time video footage, and record video clips that show events occurring in real time. Alarm.com also includes email and text message alerts whenever the security system detects an event.
We imagine that such an application could be developed and utilized to assist in monitoring a seniors well being and alert caregivers and adult children to any concerns that might arise. It’s not that far off of an idea; the iPhone already has a baby monitoring app.
Simply place the iPhone near your sleeping baby, and if it detects noise, it places a phone call to the number of your choice so you can then listen in for activity from your baby. One feature that makes this application exceptional is that the monitor has unlimited range. At this point, it only seems natural that someone would take the next step and help us monitor our beloved seniors while we are away.
Here are some other impressive iPhone apps which we feel would be very practical when it comes to offering assistance to seniors.
The iPhone Sugar Tracker apps helps to track Diabetes. With this application you can monitor sugar/insulin levels. It even calculates report averages.
Iphone ICE (“In Case of Emergency”)
There are other similar iPhone applications out, such as EmergenKeyand Emergency Card, but we found ICE to be the most straight-forward. This app puts all pertinent info in one place — emergency contacts, allergies, medications, etc.
Kenkou helps you keep a record of your vital health stats. Essentials such as your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight can all be tracked. Kenkou helps you keep a record of your vital health stats. Essentials such as your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and weight can all be tracked.
Now if some computer programmer could just create a senior-specific app that combines all of these nifty functions…..