Vodafone M2M Helps Lively in Independent Living
Vodafone, the global leader in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology, is working with Lively, a provider of smart home and personal emergency response technology, to support its new wearable device that connects to an in-home hub that is pre-installed with a Vodafone M2M SIM. It also synchs with activity sensors designed to be placed on pill boxes, refrigerators and doors. The activity sensors log a person’s daily routines to indicate a range of activities that can be viewed by themselves or by their loved ones, such as when medication is taken and when the user leaves the house.
A hub receives activity signals from each of the sensors to compare daily events with normal routines, and provides alerts when activity is out of routine. With the Vodafone M2M technology in the hub, users are able to access information without connecting to the internet, making it simple for people without a broadband connection to set up.
The technology, designed to increase the safety and security of elderly people and to give their loved ones peace of mind, comes as an increasing number of older people are staying in their homes.