Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP

Big data and your bladder: sensors detect when elderly need to pee

  • Sensors in a senior citizen’s refrigerator, bathroom and bedroom tell care manager how much they have slept, and whether they have eaten and used the bathroom
  • In other experiments, a wearable sensor monitors bladder size to show when a patient needs to urinate, and AI-driven phone calls check for health abnormalities

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents rest in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo. Japan suffers from a shortage of carers and an ageing population. The solution the country's come up with: wearables, sensors and data that can help people look after their older clients remotely. Photo: AFP
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