NHS using smart meters to monitor people with dementia
Publication date: 21 February 2019
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University are using smart meter technology to monitor people with dementia, in a bid to reduce hospital admissions by eradicating falls and accidents.
It is also hoped that the technology could reduce excessive deterioration in some people; lessening their need to go into care homes.
The meters, with the consent of individuals, will monitor daily routines such as cooking dinner or boiling the kettle.