There are currently over 900m people over 60 world-wide. The elderly population is growing rapidly as is their percentage of the population: between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%. Many of them will require specialized health service providers, long-term care (LTC) facilities, nursing homes, and family care. Between the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain, there are 57,320 LTC facilities, with over 3.5m patients.
Perlis ElderCare is an AI powered Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) system that will monitor the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) of the elderly to identify development of Frail Elderly Situations. The system serves as a very-early warning to physicians (and other professional caregivers) and it provides continuous 24/7 active medical supervision at the homes of the independent elderly. The system is a hardware-independent software, based on robotic technology solutions, making use of existing caregiver expertise to provide personalised proactive elder care and early intervention to prevent accidents and injuries.