Age-tech innovation aiming to tackle challenges faced by India's elderly

Welldercare's line of smart portraits and mirrors for vitals monitoring and fall detection are in advanced design and engineering stages and are expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2024

Kanishka Acharya

Kanishka Acharya

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Gulcher Homi Jal, 75, a resident of Girgaon, Mumbai, is a widow who stays alone. Being a senior citizen, she has limited resources and is not tech-savvy. Once she was alone and fell down. She managed to uplift herself with the help of the bed nearby. "After that traumatising experience, I always have a fear of falling, especially if I am not feeling well," says Jal.

Across the country in Bhopal, another senior citizen, Brijmohan Das Gupta, 73, lives with his entire family. He runs a juice shop along with his son. However, he has been facing various challenges for the past few years. There are times when he finds it hard to see clearly at night or climb the

First Published: Sep 20 2023 | 4:39 PM IST

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