Protecting Those That Live Alone
In the United States, more than 11 million people over the age of 65 live alone and more than 61 million have physical or intellectual disabilities and these numbers are growing. In today’s fast-paced society family members need better ways to check on the health and safety of their aging parents and grandparents or adult children with disabilities.
Evermind, a breakthrough technology, is an affordable, cutting-edge tool that enables seniors and others who live alone or need extra support to maintain an independent lifestyle, while providing them and their family members with peace of mind. Evermind’s unique, unobtrusive design uses three sensors to monitor small electrical appliances. Using built-in wireless Internet, family members can then receive text messages or email notifications when an appliance is used or not used within a specific time period – primarily when changes in a daily routine could be cause for concern. For example, if an aging grandmother doesn’t turn on the evening news, her grandson will be notified via text and can check on her.
“Evermind creates a connection to the rhythms of another’s daily life, giving assurance that they are safe and sound, whether they live next door or a thousand miles away,” said Dr. Dave Gilbert, Evermind’s co-founder and CEO. “These routines, like making coffee in the morning or watching a favorite television show before bedtime, serve as a way for loved ones to check-in and signal that everything is okay even when it is not possible to call or drop by.”
Dr. Gilbert is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur who developed Evermind for his 96-year-old grandmother to be able to stay in her own home. Today, it is being used by families across America, who have a variety of needs and challenges.