SafeWander: Wearable sensor detects wandering, prevents falls - AARP
Peace of mind for caregivers now comes in the form of a wearable sensor called SafeWander. 17-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka invented the device, which sends an alert to a caregiver’s smartphone whenever the person wearing it gets out of bed.
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