AlarmNet is an assisted-living and residential monitoring network for smart healthcare research that opens up new opportunities for continuous monitoring of elders or those in need of medical assistance.
While preserving resident comfort and privacy, the network creates a continuous medical history. Unobtrusive area and environmental sensors combine with wearable interactive devices to evaluate the health of spaces and the people who inhabit them. Authorized care providers may monitor resident health and activity patterns, such as daily activity changes, which may signify changes in healthcare needs. High costs of installation and retrofitting are avoided by using ad hoc, self-managing networks.