Apple’s new health features bring new focus to elder care technology

The Verge | Jun 10, 2021 at 5:55 PM
  • Apple’s new health features will be available for anyone with an iPhone.
  • The new iPhone capability focuses on prediction, rather than response: it can tell people if they’re walking steadily and issue an alert if it thinks they’re at an increased risk of falling.
  • Walking patterns are only one of the many reasons people fall: poor eyesight with age can cause people to trip, certain medications can reduce balance, and items around the house (like loose rugs) can be hazardous.