Innovative clothes that monitor elderly people’s health wins award at CES 2020
Clever new clothes developed by Japanese company Xenoma that monitor the wearer’s health and can detect falls was recognised as an honoree in the ‘Accessibility’ category at the CES 2020 Innovation Awards.
Called e-skin Sleep & Lounge, the smart clothes move away from invasive cameras in the home and wearables and, instead, carers can gather information about the wearer in an unobtrusive way.
Designed specifically for elderly people, the pyjama-style clothes look no different to normal pyjamas on the outside but can track the daily life of the wearer, analyse sleep conditions and detect falling.
These integrated health monitoring functions mean that carers can gather information remotely, which reduces the need for care intervention.
According to Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which owns and produces the CES exhibitions, e-skin Sleep & Lounge was an innovation award honoree as the smart clothes step away from privacy-invading cameras and wearers can feel comfortable in the clothes while still having the peace of the mind that they’re being monitored.
CES 2020 is being held in Las Vegas, USA, from the 7th-10th of January and provides a global stage for the latest innovations and technological breakthroughs.