Apartments at Elisabeth Bruyère Continuing Care in Ottawa, Canada are completely wired with hidden sensors that monitor the occupant’s movement, habits, sleeping patterns and muscle strength.  The smart-room technology, developed at nearby Carleton University, aims to keep older people independent for longer. Special features available in 10 of the community’s one-bedroom apartments include medicine bottles that send signals when they are opened, grab bars that estimate a person’s weight and special bed pads that capture a person’s vital signs.   Read full article in the Ottawa Citizen.

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