ZTE is working with smart home connectivity company GreenPeak Technologies to develop connected home solutions that allow senior citizens to live at home independently.
The first solution that the two companies have unveiled is a monitoring system that tracks the activities of people in their home.
The “self-learning” Senior Lifestyle System uses sensors to monitor a person’s activity and learn their normal day-to-day behaviour, employing a cloud-based algorithm from elderly care monitoring company Sensara.
In doing so, the system is able to detect when something is wrong and alert carers and family members, GreenPeak said.
The company added that the solution does not use cameras or require any devices to be worn by the users.
He Shiyou, President of ZTE Health, claimed the solutions being developed would enable elderly people to remain at home independently for an additional five to 10 years.
While the solution is being aimed at China initially, GreenPeak said it intended the Senior Lifestyle System to eventually reach worldwide markets.
Frans Frielink, Vice President of GreenPeak, commented: “The Senior Lifestyle System allows children and their elderly parents to privately and securely share lifestyle information, enabling the seniors to feel safe and live longer at home independently.
“This solution creates new opportunities for operators and service providers and we believe that the system provided by ZTE Health and supported by GreenPeak Technologies will become a worldwide success.”