Recently, telecare company, Senioradom and Sigfox, the leading IoT connectivity service, collaborated to deploy a telecare solution incorporated with different movement sensors and door opening detection, as well as an alert and geo-localization necklace. The agreement was signed in the presence of the French President, Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone has committed to an investment of around 300 million Euros to deploy an Internet-of-Things solution in 20 biggest cities of China for better protection of senior citizens, following a one-year, 1500-person trial, beginning in 2018 in the city of Chengdu.
The solution relies on software driven by auto-learning algorithms that keep a track of the beneficiary’s behavior and send alerts in the event of abnormal behavior arising due to a slip or fall, seizures or deteriorating mental health condition. The algorithm was developed by Senioradom and has been operating successfully in France from the past 3 years.
Signing the partnership agreement, Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of Sigfox, said: “I am honoured to sign this agreement today, as it is the product of many months of hard work, both by our teams and those of our partner Senioradom. We are grateful to the French authorities for their support, without which this agreement would not have been possible. This is a key milestone for Sigfox and its development in China, where the IoT industry has incredible untapped potential. This partnership is just the first step towards a bigger presence in the region and shows that Sigfox can provide innovative solutions with the ability to radically change the country’s IoT market.”