High-tech Digital Wall Designed to Help the Elderly

Warner Robins Elderly In-Home Care

UM’s Dr. Christos Georgoulas tests the wonderwall (Photo: U. Benz / TUM)

Researchers from the Munich University of Technology have developed a high-tech wall designed to help seniors live at home by monitoring their health and assisting in everyday tasks. Find misplaced keys and glasses, check blood pressure and blood sugar levels and, in the event of a critical health problem, call the local doctor or mobile nursing service through the digital interface.

Based around a tablet computer mounted in its wardrobe-like panel, the wonderwall system blends into the look of a normal house – it even comes with all the usual hall fittings, including coat hooks and even a shoe horn right at the bottom.

It features an “indoor positioning system” that keeps track of mislaid items like keys and has an integrated air conditioning system which automatically keeps air circulating in the apartment if the resident forgets to turn it on.

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