Sensor monitoring for the elderly in Sierra Norte Madrid
As was the case in Zamora, there are other places in Spain where work is being done to improve the quality of life of elderly people living in rural areas.
In this case, in the Sierra Norte of Madrid, a project has been launched to monitor and support elderly people living alone in the villages of this area.
The important points of the project in Sierra Norte are:
- Support for elderly people living alone in their rural environment.
- Increasing security so that these people can stay in their homes for as long as possible.
- The connection with their relatives even if they live far away.
In addition, there is a reference person in each of the villages where the system has been implemented.
This reference person not only ensures the well-being of these elderly people through this technology, but is also able to install it thanks to its simplicity and to accompany them in their daily tasks.
The key points of Kwido Home for this type of project are:
- Scalable platform, which can cope with the incorporation of a large number of users.
- Systems that are very easy to install, configure and maintain.
- Reduced number of devices to be installed in each home.
- Low-intrusive system, where users do not have to carry anything with them.
- Very cost-effective platform, to be able to reach many homes with a low investment per household.
- Customisable system, allowing the type of sensors to be chosen (movement, vibration) and the places and objects to be monitored in each case, according to the routines of each person.
- Adaptation to homes where more than one person lives or animals are present.
- Incorporation of the necessary connectivity.
- Access via mobile app for caregivers and family members to know the daily activity, and whether it is in line with the usual routines.
- Use of Artificial Intelligence to detect important changes in people’s behaviour.
The Sierra Norte is a region of the Community of Madrid (Spain).
It is located in the northernmost part of the region. It covers a total of 1,253 km² and has a population of around 32,000 inhabitants, spread over 42 municipalities.
This public authority provides a public service to citizens through a team of professionals.
The general objective of these experts in social intervention is to ensure the right of all residents of Sierra Norte in Madrid to live in dignity and to have their needs covered at different stages of their lives.