Infrared Thermal Sensing Safety Alert System for Elderly
The Infrared Thermal Sensing Safety Alert System for the Elderly is a privacy preserving system which monitors an individual’s safety in a private space by analysing the real-time thermal data of the private space to detect the human movement. When the body movement of the individual is not detected for a period of time, an alarm will alert the caretakers that the individual is in danger. It consists of several movement sensitivity levels and can be installed easily inside a toilet or a bathroom.
The pilot-run has been conducted in TWGHs Jockey Club Rehabilitation Complex.
In 2019, the system won a Gold Medal at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva. It also received a Silver Medal at the 1st Asia Exhibition of Inventions Hong Kong which was held in 2018. There were wide media coverages about the system.
“Our complex has already adopted this Infrared Thermal Sensing Safety Alert System. Alert is given once or twice per day. It does not only help us to take care the elderly effectively but is also more efficient than only relying on manpower previously. It can reduce the pressure of caretakers on elderly care as well.”