Blog | Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Cirque du Soleil could have fun with this.

I forgot. There was another thing in the talk by the Intel guy (who is named Eric Dishman, by the way) that struck me as pretty cool and new. He told us about how they've developed tiny little wireless computers to put in old people's pockets to assess their fall risk. It tracks their gait and wobbliness and can alert you if they seem more likely to fall. So for example, if you put an elderly woman on a new medication and then after she gets home, the computer reports she's stumbling around the house, it'll alert you to the need to change the medication. How far we've come from those “Help, I've fallen and I can't get up” necklaces.