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Nov 12, 2010 News: Life-saving SMS


    Under the scheme, wireless motion sensors are installed in the apartments of senior citizens living alone.

    The system tracks the resident's movements and sends an SMS alert to a caregiver or volunteer if no motion is detected for an unusually long time - which could mean an injury or illness has rendered the resident immobile.

    Known as the Elderly Monitoring System, it was developed by Ngee Ann Polytechnic staff and students.


    Successful trials have been done in two flats at Mei Ling Street since December.

    Lions Befrienders has identified 1,000 elderly and needy Singaporeans living in one-room flats as potential beneficiaries.



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