Today's seniors between longevity and well-being

The general increase in the average age means that by 2030 the number of people over 60 will reach one and a half billion all over the world: the well-being is increasing, and average life is lengthening, but we must not forget that the natural process of aging involves more vulnerabilities, so it is useful not to neglect good habits, at home or as guests in a specialized facility.

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Natural changes

To live the third age more peacefully, it is necessary to be aware of the changes that occur in the elderly: it is inevitable to be more subject to accidents and the risk of falling (the incidence in over 65s is around 28-35%, reaching touch 42% in over 70s); Furthermore, important physical / psychological changes occur, such as a decrease in the sensation of hunger and thirst, reduced motility or the onset of problems related to depression and loneliness.

ADLs: the best friends of prevention

ADLs or Activities of Daily Living are standard parameters used by geriatricians to measure the quality of life and the level of well-being and independence of the elderly. For example, activities related to hygiene, nutrition and motility are considered ADLs.

Kibi learns the habits of users and is able to provide behavioral analyzes on the collected data. By reporting any negative trends, it helps the caregiver to intervene in a targeted, effective and personalized way. In one word: data-driven.

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Why are they so important?

Caregivers cannot always be present and some trend changes, albeit minimal, can give fundamental indications about the person’s health, to prevent chronicity or weakness.
In addition, Kibi in one of its future implementations will have the possibility of interacting with a voice assistant who, based on the analyzed trends, will carry out proactive coaching to promote prevention and active aging activities in the person.