Thank you Tech Radar for Mentioning our UnaliWear Kanega Watch. The following is an excerpt from the original article:
Most of us think of wearables in terms of smartwatches and fitness trackers, gadgets that can help us be fitter and more efficient. But for some people, they’re far more important than that – these wearables are the difference between dependency and freedom.
They might not hit the headlines as often as the shiny new wrist jewellery from Apple and Samsung, but wearables for older people are fast becoming an essential way to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
It’s early days yet, but already we’re seeing some impressive technological innovation to improve the lives of those later in life – and the even better news is they’ll be easy enough for even the most averse of technophobes to use safely and happily.
Everyone wants their loved ones to be safe, and in the case of older relatives and friends, the risks are more worrying, especially if you live a distance away. Wearables can help keep these people safe by connecting them to relatives or the emergency services in the event of an accident – even if they’re unable to call for help themselves.
The Kickstarter-funded KanegaWatch from UnaliWear – available for sale later this year – can detect falls and long periods of non-movement and raise the alarm.
Working through voice control and without the need for a connected smartphone, the watch notices if the wearer has been immobile for a while and asks if they’re OK. If there’s no response, the device can contact designated people or the emergency services. It also records some location information so it can guide the wearer home if they get lost.
There are no buttons – it’s all done by voice, with the watch having a name set by its owner that it responds to. The wearable even offers medication reminders at appropriate times, reading out dosage instructions if the user asks for them.