Security device trial for local aged
THE City of Mandurah and Australian technology firm AbiBird will host information sessions on the local trial of world-first Australian technology to help older people live safely in their homes for longer.
AbiBird is an unobtrusive and wireless activity sensor that can be placed on a wall or shelf and uses discreet motion sensor technology to track “normal” day and night activity and is paired to a smartphone via an app.
A quick glance at the AbiBird app allows people to know their loved ones are OK and alerts them when something is wrong.
The trial is looking for 500 families in Mandurah and the greater Perth area to participate in a free, three-month trial of AbiBird.
To participate people must be 65 or older and living alone or with a partner, be willing to have one or two AbiBirds installed in their home for a trial period between November and January, have a family member, friend or carer who lives in a different property and is willing to download and use the app on their smartphone and be willing to complete a short anonymous survey after 10 weeks.
The sessions are at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre on November 14 and 15 between 2-3pm and 6-7pm.