“People are living longer than ever before, so the time is ripe for innovation in technologies that aid the elderly,” says Ulrika Vejbrink, a McKinsey associate design director. In fact, our research shows that retired and elderly populations are expected to grow by thirty percent in the next decade.
Ulrika adds that this, along with a desire of people to age in place, means systems like Eliza are more needed than ever.
Eliza’s core feature is a single alarm button. When it’s pressed, the device calls a receiving center and connects with a full range of telecare sensors, like smoke detectors, that help ensure the right services are deployed to help the person in distress.