Recover Deleted Files Quickly Through EaseUS

Many people prepare themselves for the events that can occur in their lives. This preparation is made so that no event in their life brings any losses to them through their own carelessness. The content of the preparation is for recovery or backup for an event which is uncertain to occur. The occurrence of some events can lead to an irrecoverable damage which is beyond repair.

The digital data is also prone to risks in a similar way. It can be lost at any time due to hacking, virus, malware, human mistakes etc. Every business, whether small scale or large scale, use a lot of important information in their daily activities and this information is very sensitive to used by any other individual or a business. Businesses which are aware of the consequences are very careful and install data recovery software in the devices of their firms. It is the need of the hour for these businesses because of the increase in hacking in the world. There are a lot of cases of hacking that have shown up these days.


The steps included in the software follows a hierarchy of launch, scan and recover processes. Launch of the software requires its download and launch of the software into the device. The next step is to scan the whole device with the help of two different scans which are the quick and the deep scan. After the two scans which are done by the device automatically after the first step, the files which are selected by you are detected and are displayed on the screen. You can then recover these files by selecting them from the screen after previewing them.

These steps help you to even recover files permanently deleted from the recycle bin. Files deleted from the recycle bin are hidden in the device and recovered using recovery software. There is various recovery software which provides you this feature but the EaseUS recovery software is one of the best amongst them.

Why EaseUS?

The reviews of this software are very positive that are given by the users who have already used it. There has been a lot of effort that has been put in designing the software which fulfils the requirement of most of the users. It is highly demanded by different companies because of the following reasons.

  • Ease of availability on the internet
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  • Easy to launch into the device
  • Can also be used by a layman who doesn’t have much knowledge about the computer
  • Quick and convenient recovery of data
  • Compatible with most operating systems that are Windows OS, Linux, IOS, Android, Mac OS etc.
  • Updates which are regularly available
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  • Different languages available
  • Follow of simple instructions
  • All features usable in practical life

TechCrunch is taking over Manhattan on April 6 with our first block party ever!

With Disrupt looming here in New York, we have a bit of a surprise for you this year. In April, we’ll be holding our first-ever TC Takes Manhattan event, complete with the TC Trivia Throwdown!

Actually, if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s four events in one night.

Let me explain.

On April 6, TC will be taking over Manhattan with four separate events occurring simultaneously. You could think of it as a block party, but with far more people staring into their iPhone screens and zero hotdogs.

From 5:30 to 7:30, there will be three events across various Manhattan locations.

The first is the TC INCLUDE Pitch Practice, in collaboration with the ELEVACAO Foundation, which will give women and under-represented founders the chance to work on their pitch and practice in front of a group of tech influencers. They’ll also have a chance to win prizes and a Startup Alley table at Disrupt NY. Check it out here.

The second event, also from 5:30 to 7:30pm, is a Flash Pitch event in collaboration with Future Labs, which will let six NY-based startups pitch their wares to a panel of investors, tech leaders and TC editors. Startups competing in the Flash Pitch will get two minutes to pitch and answer hardball questions from the panel, with the winner taking a table in the Startup Alley. Flash Pitch will be held at the WeWork Times Square location. Check it out here.

 The third event is TC Pitch Practice with John Biggs. John is our East Coast Editor and is famous for his dry sense of humor and (sometimes painfully) honest feedback. At Pitch Practice, you’ll be able to get some one-on-one time with John and figure out the very best way to tell your story and build your network with a simple pitch. Pitch Practice with John Biggs is going down at the WeWork Bryant Park location. Check it out here.

Then, starting at 7pm, we head into the main event: the TC Trivia Throwdown with Jordan Crook (that’s me!). Imagine Trivia Night at your local bar, but every trivia question is about the tech world. Yep, you’d kill it.

I’ll be hosting the event and my hope is that it will let the NYC tech community come together, network, and participate in some friendly competition. Folks can register on their own and team up when they arrive, or you can start planning now and form The Avengers of tech knowledge.

The TC Trivia Throwdown will be held at Stage 48, and you must be 21 to attend. Check it out here.

The hope for this ‘block party’ is that you’ll be able to get in some work at one of the pitch events, and then head over to Trivia to kick back with a beer and get your giggle on.

Teaching robots to adjust their grip the way humans do

Pick up that can. Now say you had to put it down on its side rather than its base, how would you go about doing it? Very easily and without thinking about it, no doubt. But simple manipulations like that, which allow us to interact fluidly with objects and environments, are actually incredibly hard for robots to pull off. Researchers at MIT are working to make it a little bit easier.

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Nikhil Chavan-Dafle is a mechanical engineering grad student who has been working for some time on allowing robots (a robot arm, specifically) to use the environment to their advantage when moving objects around.

Being able to improvise in order to complete a task is a great skill for a robot to have. If a piece slips or isn’t aligned perfectly when it’s picked up, the bot doesn’t freeze up and say “nope, can’t do it.”

 “We want robots to exploit the environment and use it to change the pose of the object in hand,” Chavan-Dafle told TechCrunch. “We basically developed a formulation that allows robots to estimate how the forces and motions and contacts are going to be involved, and use this underlying model, it can predict how the object is going to move in the grasp.”

The team hopes to present their work at a conference later this year.

Get your hands on Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

If you fancy getting your hands on Canon’s mighty (and we should say, extremely rare) Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM telephoto lens, then head for Park Cameras’ Burgess Hill store in West Sussex on Saturday March 4.

The lens has a mysterious history, and its hard to say how many of them actually exist. What we do know is that this lens can chart its history back to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, where five FD mount lenses were used by the press.

After being returned to Japan they were converted to Canon’s EF mount, with the lens made available to purchase via special order. A $10,000 deposit was required, with the lens only going into production once several optics had been ordered.

There are now thought to be only around 20 in existence, with one used model appearing three years ago with an asking price of £99,000.

As well as the epic EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, Park Cameras will also have every Canon EF lens currently in production available to get your hands on.

Technical experts from Canon UK will be on hand to answer your questions, while Canon geek and professional photographer David Newton will be holding a series of free seminars.

To learn more and to book a space on a seminar, visit the Park Cameras website.

AOC’s curved frameless Agon monitors push gaming immersion to the max

AOC has revealed a pair of new curved gaming monitors which benefit from a ‘three-sides frameless’ design, along with AMD’s FreeSync technology.

The two new Agon models are 31.5-inch (AG322QCX) and 27-inch (AG272FCX) in size, with screens that boast a curvature of 1800mm, the most pronounced curve the Agon range has seen yet for the maximum effect in terms of producing an immersive gaming experience.

And that immersion is boosted further by the frameless design on three sides – meaning all the edges are extremely thin save for the bottom bezel, as you can see from the image above (note that Phillips revealed a monitor which uses this trick last week, as well).

These are 16:9 aspect ratio monitors (not ultra-wide or 21:9, as is often the case with larger curved screens) built with VA panels offering a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution in the case of the smaller model, and 2560 x 1440-pixels for the larger 31.5-inch display.

Both have a refresh rate of 144Hz, along with a response time of 4ms, and FreeSync tech which eliminates stuttering and tearing for a smoother frame-rate all-round.

  • A monitor means nothing without the best gaming keyboard

Losing the lag

You also get the usual features AOC has been incorporating into its monitors for a while now: a ‘low input lag mode’ that enables your keyboard/mouse actions to be translated to the screen with minimal delay, and ‘shadow control’ which lightens dark areas, helping you spot snipers lurking in the shadows (without washing out the rest of the image).

The monitors also benefit from AOC’s QuickSwitch controller, a nifty little separate keypad for quickly tweaking display settings, along with preset modes for different gaming genres (shooter, racing, RTS and so forth).

You also get a carrying handle, headset holder, and LED lights on the lower bezel and rear of the monitor (with three color choices: red, green or blue). Furthermore, an ergonomic stand gives you height, tilt and swivel adjustment.

Connectivity comprises of a pair of HDMI ports, a DisplayPort (there are two of these on the larger monitor) and a legacy VGA connector. You also get a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

Both the Agon AG322QCX and AG272FCX will be out in May priced at £519 (around $650, AU$840) and £389 (around $485, AU$630) respectively.

Doubts cast over whether teenager located lost Maya city

Fundamental breakthroughs in archaeology are a comparatively rare event. For everyKing Tut’s tomb or discovery of Troy, there’s thousands of hours of painstaking labor, whether that means tromping through jungles, excavating fragments of pottery, or poring over ancient manuscripts preserved by volcanic eruptions. The Internet is currently erupting with stories of William Gadoury, a 15-year old Canadian who may have located an ancient Mayan city by mapping Maya constellations against other, known Mayan cities.

The initial story is that Gadoury managed to map 117 cities to major stars in 22 constellations. When he included a 23rd constellation, he found that two of its stars matched already mapped locations, but a third star was unmatched. He predicted the potential location based on the other two, asked for existing satellite photography of the area, and found something that looked obviously man-made.

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The potential site, named “K’aak Chi by Gadoury

It’s been reported that this claim represents an 86-meter pyramid and up to 30 structures around it. Actual experts, however, are more than a little skeptical of claims that Gadoury located a major Maya city, instead identifying it as a cornfield, or milpa.

Stuart-Debunk

Stuart notes in separate comments that he’s glad to see Gadoury taking a commendable interest in Mesoamerican archaeology, but that some of the experts jumping on the bandwagon to drive attention to their own work really ought to have known better. When he calls this a Rorschach process, he’s referring to Rorschach inkblots, which don’t actually represent anything but can tell you something about the mindset of the person who looks at them.

There are potential issues with the claim that cities can be mapped cleanly to constellation maps. What we call the Maya civilization existed for thousands of years. Mesoamerica is one of the six identified “cradles” of civilization; the identifiable “Maya” empire stretches from 2000 BC to 1697 when the last Maya city-state fell to the Spanish. Just as the Roman Empire expanded, contracted, and ultimately transformed into the Byzantine Empire before falling to the Ottoman Empire in 1453, the Maya civilization went through profound transformations across thousands of years. Many sites were abandoned after the 1st century AD and new cities and complex relationships arose to replace them.

Human beings have built large-scale structures to mark cosmological events and observe the heavens for centuries, and the Maya were no exception. Past analysis has proven that Maya charts and codices on planetary movements were, in fact, far more advanced than what the Europeans knew at the time of first contact. There’s no evidence, however, that the Maya built entire cities based on their astronomical observations and plenty of reason to think they didn’t. Humans build monuments and temples to mark their observations of the stars; we build cities in areas where there are useful resources or opportunities for trade. To create an entire network of cities across hundreds of miles of challenging geography would be a monumental endeavor, particularly since the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica didn’t have domestic equivalents of the horse or cow.

Stories like this grab the human imagination precisely because every now and then, wedo find an ancient city or vanished civilization — particularly in Mesoamerica and South America, where the jungle can hide the telltale signs of human habitation with amazing speed. Sites like Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu were both lost for centuries before being rediscovered. Most of the time, however, archaeologists find just another corn field — and until a team of on-site archaeologists can verify the existence of a massive pyramid and 30 stone structures, we’re going to side with the experts on this one.

Kepler team announces largest-ever collection of 1,284 verified new exoplanets

NASA announced that its Kepler telescope has verified 1,284 exoplanets in our galaxy, more than doubling the number of known planets orbiting other stars. An additional 1,327 candidates have better-than-even odds of being actual planets, but they aren’t well enough substantiated to be called “verified,” and will require additional study. What’s more, Kepler reports nine confirmed exoplanets of Earth-like size in their star’s Goldilocks zone.

At the core of Kepler’s ability to say it has found planets lie its methods of prediction and verification. Kepler finds planets by watching for stellar dimming: When a planet passes between its star and an observer, the star gets a little dimmer for a little while. This works fine as long as you can find planets that pass directly between their parent stars and our telescopes, but it’s failed in the past, because planets aren’t the only things that can dim a star’s light. Binary stars or smaller, dimmer stars called brown dwarfs can also make for a point of light that fluctuates regularly in brightness. These impostors have led to someastronomical disappointments.

But NASA announced at the press conference that a new method of analysis, developed by Tim Morton, can weed out dud planets from the candidate list en masse, without needing case-by-case confirmation from ground-based telescopes. Morton’s method accomplishes this by running Kepler’s list of candidates through a statistical filter based on how common impostors are in our galaxy. Then the new method compares the star’s brightness and dimming to an ideal model of a star and planet with an “edge-on” orbit. This adds up to unprecedented accuracy in predicting whether a given star is really being eclipsed by a planet.

In keeping with their theme of “orange is the new blue,” NASA showed the new Kepler findings in orange in these images from the briefing, and older Kepler discoveries or observations from other telescopes are shown in shades of blue.

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Kepler was conceived from the beginning as a mission for finding Earth-like planets elsewhere in the galaxy, and its original mission was a success, returning conclusive evidence for almost a thousand exoplanets within the Milky Way galaxy. But no plan survives contact with the enemy, and in this case, the enemy is the cold, hard vacuum of space. Kepler has been plagued by problems in its reaction wheels, leaving it with a mechanical Charley horse that prevents it from looking smoothly around in the sky. And apparently even NASA sometimes has to ask “Have you turned it off and back on again?” But Kepler just won’t quit. So the ground team decided, collectively, to do it live. They’re applying these new methods of analysis and confirmation to wring as much science as they can out of the telescope before its fuel runs out, sometime about two years hence.

When Kepler finally does run out of fuel, it’ll pass the baton to TESS and the James Webb Space Telescope, which will watch the skies in the visible and IR bands as we continue to seek new worlds elsewhere in space.

Digital Doodles, Magnetic Lighting, and Alexa Everywhere Print Email

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Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that’s taken off just enough time from listening to and dissecting Beyoncé’s Lemonade to explore the latest in gadget announcements.

In our pitcher this week are an elegant pen for recording your doodles, a spin on the smart light switch, and a new home for Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant.

As always, the ratings denote only how much I’d like to check out each item in meatspace — these are not reviews.

Sketching Pretty

This column very recently highlighted the latest physical note-capturing systemfrom Evernote. Orée’s Stylograph (pictured above) does something very similar, although much more stylishly.

The Stylograph pen, which is made of copper, can transmit your scrawls and doodles to an iOS or Android device. It houses an accelerometer and a camera on the tip to capture what you’re noting.

You can get two days of use from an hour’s charge, and if you’re away from your smartphone or tablet as you’re sketching or writing, you can store the data and transfer it later. You can export your handiwork to PDF so you can mold it further digitally.

There are some limitations, in that you must use stone mineral paper with almost-invisible markings, which is available only in A5 size. Additional paper costs US$25 per 190 pages.

The Stylograph retails at $300, which is $100 more than Evernote’s Smart Writing Set sells for, but you can refill it with standard D1 ballpoint capsules. Also, the paper blocks are $5 cheaper than Evernote’s.

It doesn’t seem to me that the Stylograph is a tool anyone needs to survive, but it sure is pretty and, dare I say it, more than a touch classier than furiously typing out notes on a smartphone in class or at a meeting. That is, if you care about keeping up appearances. For a reporter, it’d sure beat scribbling in shorthand using a cheap gel pen.

Smart Switches for Newbies

Confession time: I’m not the handiest person in the world. A couple of years back, I bought a dimmer switch for my living room, but my wiring didn’t match that given in the diagram in the directions, so I gave up. Such electrical inadequacies have left me longing for a smart switch that doesn’t need so much work, and Switchmate might be the answer.

It fixes magnetically to the screw of your existing light switch and you seemingly can start using it immediately through the accompanying app. You don’t even need a wireless home network, as it operates over Bluetooth. You can set timers for lights to turn on or have them illuminate automatically as you get home.

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Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant is sprouting wings and spreading to third-party devices. First up is Invoxia’s Triby, which, unlike Amazon’s Echo range, has a screen, albeit an e-ink one.

You can use Triby as a connected home hub, to play music with Spotify or another streaming service, and to access information from the Web using voice commands. It has a magnetic frame, so it can stick to your fridge, which is perfect if you need to remind yourself to buy milk with a quick command to Alexa.

You can use an app to send visual messages to the screen, and you can make free Internet calls to Triby, which has a speakerphone function. That could come in especially handy in Triby’s intended kitchen home, since someone always, always calls when you’re preparing a meal or washing up.

At $200, Triby is more expensive than an Echo device, but it’s far less intrusive into your home space since it’s relatively small and stays out of the way on the refrigerator. It’s something I’d absolutely find useful when cooking or baking and in sudden need of a quick metric-imperial conversion. It sure beats using a flour-covered hand to activate Siri.

Home May Be Where the Technology Is

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Medicare started off the year putting into action a program to encourage more doctors to discuss end-of-life and advance care plans with patients. While the details tend to focus on the hard choices on the far side of those arrangements, new and near-future technologies could preserve life’s simple pleasures on their front end.

End-of-life conversations are meant to cover more than the final days or weeks when many, or even all, of an individual’s needs have to be fulfilled by others, often in an institutional setting.

There’s a growing movement to include in those discussions options for the elderly and infirm to “age in place.” For those looking to spend as much time as possible in their familiar home surroundings, technology has been playing an increasingly important role.

For example, tech tools can preserve familial bonds remotely, while ensuring that specialized care is a call or click away.

For those who are open to considering them, new technologies can be a critical component of end-of-life discussions, suggested Perry Price, CEO of Revation Systems.

“Including these ideas into end-of-life conversations is critical for understanding the desires of a loved one,” he told TechNewsWorld. “It is important to know the preferences of how they want their assets or living environments to be either prolonged or changed.”

Maintaining Connections

Living environments can play an important role not only in an individual’s sense of comfort and well being, but also in life expectancy.

Social isolation can have an adverse impact on health, for example, and it has been associated with an increased likelihood of premature death, noted Jeff Krueger, CEO of Safe Homecare.

“Thus, while technology provides very important tools to support the care needs of the aging baby boomer population, all stakeholders who are impacted — the senior and the support family — are well served by an integrated care plan availing the senior of technology advances and, critically, personal one-on-one interactive caregiver resources,” he told TechNewsWorld.

Support Groups

While senior citizens may long for simpler times, many of them aren’t letting nostalgia be a roadblock to the information super highway and all of the smart things connected to it.

About 85 percent of respondents aged 50 years and older said in a recent Basksurvey that technology was helping them live in their homes longer than they otherwise might be able to.

“The vast majority of seniors and boomers in their homes — people over 50 — are using technology to stay connected to their families,” Bask CEO Jim Dunn told TechNewsWorld.

Technology was credited with helping about 68 percent of senior survey participants stay in contact with family members they weren’t able to visit in person, the company found.

“So we looked at some different technologies,” Dunn said. “One of the fastest-growing trends for the 50-plus group is the adoption of mobile, smart mobile.”

With regular operating system upgrades and the changes they bring, the adoption of mobile devices has introduced it own set of anxieties and frustrations for seniors. About 81 percent of the Bask survey’s respondents indicated that they would use technology more often if they had someone to assist them.

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Bask provides remote technology support for seniors at home.

“Learning how to use technology properly and securely is a scary prospect for a lot of people who see technology coming at them at an increasingly fast pace,” Dunn said.

Daily Monitoring

While companies like Bask work out front with elderly on hardware and software, there are massive investments being poured into technology in the field of home health and the healthcare industry at large, noted Jim McGregor, principal analyst at Tirias Research.

“We can pretty much monitor people in real time these days, which is great,” he told TechNewsWorld. “It helps not only understand what going on with them — but provides a lot of early warning analysis.”

If there are irregularities with heart rate or worrying drops in blood sugar, for example, monitoring systems can notify the individual as well as family members and healthcare professionals.

“The biggest challenge, though, is overcoming the daily activities — the food preparation, the house maintenance,” McGregor said. “It’s all of that. Sometimes the manual stuff is really the most difficult part of it.”

Big Data

However, a lot of traditional developers of medical systems, such as GE, have been putting boatloads into other approaches to using technology to transform healthcare, McGregor noted.

“One, it offsets a lot of health costs,” he said. “And two, this is a huge growth industry, especially as populations age in the U.S., and in Japan and other industrialized nations. There’s a tremendous amount of money being put into this.”

Efforts to improve home healthcare with technology, and breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will transform society, according to McGregor.

“When you think about it — if you could take every PET scan, every X-Ray, every MRI, and the diagnosis of whether they were correct or incorrect — you can create platforms that can actually do analysis of all these scans better than any radiologist on the planet — and they’re working on this.”

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This points to an automated healthcare future.

“Predictably, technology is playing an ever-increasing role in assisting seniors to age with grace and dignity in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, particularly with respect to direct health issues and concerns,” said Safe Homecare’s Krueger.

Yet with all of the powerful new tools, there is still no substitute for the personal attention of a licensed caregiver for seniors who require assistance with daily living, he pointed out.

“The care of a smiling, personable, energetic and interactive caregiver with whom a senior develops a warm and meaningful connection is not only gratifying,” Krueger remarked, but also “has a positive impact on the health of the senior.”

Some Tech to Watch Over Me

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When road maps for advanced care terminate in the familiar surroundings of one’s home, as opposed to assisted living facilities and hospitals, technology can be as critical and comforting as human caregiving. Neither can replace the benefits the other brings.

About 46 percent of survey respondents — doctors who regularly work with senior citizens — reported feeling comfortable talking about advance care plans for their patients, researchers at the John A Hartford Foundation recently found.

Nearly half indicated they didn’t want their patients to think they were giving up hope, but about 87 percent of physicians felt end-of-life discussions were absolutely necessary to prevent unwanted hospitalizations.

So, for individuals who would like to age in place — their home or a loved one’s residence — it’s critical to factor in new and upcoming technologies when having those end game conversations. They could make the difference between aging in place or in an institution.

Portal Presence

Many adult children feel that “their parents were there for them,” and are willing to step up when the tables are turned and mom or dad are in need of resources to maintain a high quality of life, noted Jeff Kruger, CEO Safe Homecare.

“Technology is making it possible for more seniors to remain in their homes longer, and for their children who worry about them to take comfort in knowing that their family members are being cared for and watched over,” he told TechNewsWorld.

Safe Homecare’s Family Room portal is one entrant in a field of digital eldercare solutions that has been growing as quickly as the aging populations in industrialized countries such as the U.S.

“In our Family Room, our clients and their loved ones are able to access a secure online portal where they can view caregiver notes of the day’s activities, caregiver daily schedules, add appointments caregivers need to be made aware of, update and review medications, and add task reminders,” Krueger said. “This feature enables the family to stay informed regardless of where they may live.”

Meanwhile, the folks over at AthenaGTX have been iterating on a platform they call “Wi-Med.”

Its focus is on enabling caregivers to customize patient monitoring as the need arises, according to Lyn Darrah, vice president of business development.

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The platform stores vital patient data on secure servers that caregivers can access from anywhere, Darrah noted.

“This is beneficial in that it allows doctors to view patient data and assess treatment and medication success and adjust accordingly,” she told TechNewsWorld.

The feedback has been more than encouraging. Wi-Med was credited with completely eradicating hospital readmissions in a study of one nursing home.

The company currently is conducting beta testing of home monitoring for the elderly and infirm.

“With our current trials, we hope to prove that patients will be able to stay in their homes and reduce the need for emergency care or hospitalization, and delay or remove the need for a care facility,” Darrah said. “Thus far we are seeing some very encouraging results.”

Personal Emergency Response Systems

Along with patient portals for family and physicians, health monitoring and alerting systems have been mainstays in homes refitted to keep elderly family members in place, observed Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

PERS, or personal emergency response systems, such as GreatCall’s collection of mobile devices and the company’s 5Star Urgent Response Service, are expected to enjoy compounded annual growth of 40 percent from 2015 to 2021 — in a market that’s projected to grow from about 450,000 devices to one that ships 3.4 million each year, according to Berg Insight.

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“One of the big problems with folks as they age is that their life partners die or have to be moved to a hospital, leaving them alone,” Enderle told TechNewsWorld. “They are still very likely to have an accident, and even a small fall could become deadly.”

On top of the risk of physical accidents, the elderly may forget to take their medication or take the wrong dosage, he noted. In the absence of monitoring, such mistakes could result in serious health issues.

If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because many of the current aging-in-place solutions reflect old ideas, suggested Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. Most people, for example, are familiar with the marketing catchphrase, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”

“That company is now called ‘LifeAlert,’ and it continues to offer a variety of medical and home monitoring services for the elderly,” King told TechNewsWorld.

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However, “the development of increasingly powerful solutions leveraging mobile and WiFi networks has crowded the market with similar offerings,” King pointed out.

PERS, which have begun to shapeshift from pendants to more discreet form factors, like wristbands and watches, increasingly are complemented by remote-monitoring systems.

A View From Afar

Remote monitoring systems that incorporate wearables and sensors have a growing presence in home healthcare, noted Revation Systems CEO Perry Price.

“This type of monitoring, combined with the ability to do virtual consultations on a wide variety of platforms, will further enhance our aging population’s ability to stay within their homes,” he told TechNewsWorld. “These technologies can even be deployed by entertainment or gaming platforms within the home.”

BeClose’s suite of sensors and software tools, for example, can relay to remote caregivers an individual’s daily routine and any disruptions to it.

Another example is GrandCare Systems, with its house-wide sensors and bedside kiosk at the center of it all.

The number of remotely monitored patients last year doubled to 4.9 million, and the market reached $6.7 billion. That figure is projected to hit $27 billion by 2020.

“Even security cameras placed inside their home can help their loved ones or remote health monitoring to check in if they aren’t answering their phones,” Remote monitoring — even security cameras placed inside the home — can help family members check on their loved ones if they aren’t answering their phone, noted Enderle.

“Telemedicine continues to advance, and now it isn’t unusual for someone that might have needed to be hospitalized before to be monitored effectively from their home,” he said, “though generally, they’ll still need someone staying with them.”

As artificial intelligence continues to improve, the cost of home monitoring will fall, and its efficacy will climb, Enderle predicted. “Simply watching someone move around the house can tell an AI if there is a problem, and increasingly advanced sensors can catch health problems far sooner.”