Goal: Applaud Fujitsu for developing the New Generation Cane that will aid seniors in multiple ways
The Japanese computer hardware and IT services company, Fujitsu, has released a new prototype that is on display at Mobile World Congress. Fujitsu is featuring its New Generation Cane that is so much more than an ordinary walking stick. The cane prototype is equipped with the latest technology such as GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Seniors using the cane are even able to monitor their heart rate while it directionally guides them to their destination. Applaud Fujitsu for its innovative prototype of the New Generation Cane, providing seniors with balance and their loved ones with peace of mind.
This year, Mobile World Congress, a mobile technology exhibition, is being held in Barcelona. More than 72,000 attendees from 200 countries will experience the conference, featuring a variety of mobile technologies by the world’s most exclusive companies.
The New Generation Cane that Fujitsu is promoting features GPS navigation that, when paired with a home computer, can track the position of the elderly person who is walking with it. Simply install the software onto a PC, plug in the route when prompted by the program, and the cane’s position is then recorded so caregivers can track the location of seniors. This is ideal in maintaining peace of mind for loved ones so they can be informed if a senior has fallen or has gone off their intended route.
Other resources that the cane provides include different sensors that can monitor heart rate, humidity of surroundings, and a step counter. To measure heart rate, its user places the thumb over the sensor which displays a green heart in large, easy-to-read dots. The data can then be shared with physicians when conducting a health exam or check-up. While the cane is intended for use mainly by seniors, hikers or those who are recovering from an injury will find the cane quite useful as well. Commend Fujitsu for their ingenious design of the New Generation Cane.
Your prototype of the New Generation Cane is remarkable. It is equipped with the latest technology, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS system so caregivers and loved ones can easily track the location of an elder who is using the cane, eliminating a sense of worry.
Doctors and health professionals can also work with data collected from the smart cane to assess how well a senior’s heart is working based on heart rate measurements. The humidity indicator will help direct its user to a shady spot, so as not to expose them to too much sun and potentially over heat. These incredible features will help aid not only seniors, but hikers as well who are navigating terrain, or those who are recovering from an injury. Therefore, I applaud Fujitsu and the designers of the New Generation Cane for their unbelievable creation that will help aid seniors and other users alike.
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