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Alcatel is also working on monitoring for aged care. While this device looks like a panic button, it links via a mobile phone network to a call centre when pressed. The elderly person can then talk to the call centre about their problem, or if they don't speak after pressing the button, an emergency call is made.
It can also be set to monitor when the person steps out of set boundaries, which is especially useful for patients with dementia. The mobile device is also in a bracelet form.