Stay Safe With Buddy

Buddy, the Emotional Robot, for elderly

Improved living standards, better healthcare, greater awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and taking regular exercise have led to more and more people enjoying life into their 80s and 90s.

However, older people, in particular, the frail elderly, are one of the groups of population most vulnerable to accidents, particularly in and around the home. Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year. In the United States, one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. More alarming fall death raises increased by 30% from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. If rates continue to rise, the Center for Control Diseases and Prevention (CDP) anticipates 7 fall death every hour in 2030. With vulnerable people, it’s increasingly important to make sure that they’re safe at hospital, home care facility or home.

Surveillance Buddy comes equipped with cameras and sensors, bringing increased security to people at risk. In a serious situation, it can connect to medical professional for further advice and assistance.

Buddy holds the promise of independence and improved wellbeing for elderly people while maintaining a high level of care in the comfort of their own home or care facilities. In a nutshell: a perfect Grandma’s (and Grandpa) little helper.