Podcast: What the bathroom door can tell caregivers about your health

Connected homes aren’t just about saving energy or convenience. Lively, a company that makes a home monitoring kit for people trying to keep in touch with elderly loved ones living far away (or by themselves up the street), thinks it can improve the relationships between people.
Lively offers a hub and sensors that can track movements around a home. Sensors attached to pill bottles can indicate if a person is taking their medicines while sensors on doors can indicate if a person has left the house. CEO Iggy Fanlo, CEO of Lively, explains the product and the future of in-home monitoring in this week’s podcast.
He also discusses why he went with cellular connectivity as opposed to relying on Wi-Fi and what kind of data, such as how many times a bathroom door opens and shuts, can say about a person’s health. Lively launched with a Kickstarter campaign that didn’t raise the desired funds, and Fanlo also touches on that.
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Show notes:
Host: Stacey Higginbotham
Guest: Iggy Fanlo, CEO of Lively

  • Why Lively’s failure to raise meet its Kickstarter goal wasn’t really a failure
  • What Lively is and how to monitor a person’s home without freaking them out.
  • Keeping relatives in touch via the internet of things and snail mail.
  • Starting stats about what your home data can say about your well being

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