In the age of a connected world; it is now possible to take care of parents from a distance as they age in place. MIT AgeLab has joined forces with NTT, Japan’s largest phone company, to develop e-Home, a system that can help children check up on their parents through a kind of instant messaging over the computer. From the computer monitor, kids can virtually remind their parents to take their medications. They can also monitor their parents’ daily routines -- from the way they use the coffee maker to the toothbrush. If something seems amiss, they can get help in a timely fashion.
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