Written by the Chicago Tribune
Monitoring and sharing with family and caregivers the activities of seniors in their homes is a winning idea for SmartCare Consultants.
About 65 audience members Thursday selected the St. Charles, Mo.-based company winner of a Chicago competition for tech startups with products or services that target seniors and their well-being.
The cloud-based service uses a network of sensors installed throughout a home. It detects activity such as sleeping and bathing, and it sends information to caregivers and family members over monitoring dashboards, smartphones or tablets when an anomaly occurs. It also transmits scheduled reports of activity.
“Eighty percent of what seniors do is cognitive memory. They do the same things over and over again. They have a routine,” said cofounder Scott Mosher, who presented for the 3-year-old company.