Wearable Electronic for Better Quality Community Care of the Elderly

Population ageing is a pervasive and global phenomenon. Hong Kong is no exception. Therefore a smart wear system with different tracker technologies for elderly care homes was jointly developed by HKRITA, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), The Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM).

The outer apparel includes a wind-proof and water proof jacket, with built-in RFID, GPS and iBeacon tracking systems. It helps caretakers effectively manage the elderly during daily care services and outdoor activities.


If the elderly resident is wearing the outer apparel and then leaves the centre without warning, the RFID reader will ring the alarm and the staff members can find them as soon as possible. The built-in GPS and iBeacon tracking system also help caretakers easily manage the elderly whereabouts wherever they are during outdoor activities.

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Award Name
Winner of Best Smart Care Technology – Solution in the 6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards (2018)
Related ITF project
Research Start Date 2014-11-01