VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Security for the elderly

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Customer: Emfit Ltd.

Challenge: Increasing the comfort and security of senior housing.

Solution: VTT helped Emfit Ltd. to develop Emfit films, sensors that are fitted on the floor at home to provide information on the occupant’s movements. Their function is based on elastic structure and electrical charge, which make the film react to external changes in mechanical pressure.

Key benefits: Discreet and easy monitoring of senior occupants without disrupting their everyday life. The Emfit film also enables monitoring of the occupant's state of health, such as heart rate or respiration. Several customers can be monitored from the same location, reducing the need for staff at night. Emfit technology offers an economical option for monitoring independently-living senior citizens from care centres. This will allow them to live safely and for longer in their own home.

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