<p>Improving the quality of life for the elderly persons and giving them the proper care at the right time is the responsibility of the younger generation. But due to lack of awareness on proper elder care, unavoidable busy schedule etc. the elderly population is seem to be quite ignored. In such a scenario we are trying to find an amicable solution to this problem using a compact and user friendly system design. The proposed system is a compact device which has various wearable sensors all attached inside a glove. It has a process flow controller module and a communication control module. These modules perform together to excite an alert mechanism to the relatives or to the doctors via an SMS or a voice call to their mobile phones, whenever some critical situations arise. The system measures the heart rate, oxygen content in blood, body temperature and the pressure of the elderly person, which are the important parameters for a proper diagnosis. © 2011 IEEE.</p>
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Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Radhakrishnan, V., Jacob, D. C., Unnikrishnan, D. K. M., and Sudhakaran, A. K., “Assistive technology for elders: Wireless intelligent healthcare gadget”, in Proceedings - 2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2011, Seattle, WA, 2011, pp. 296-300.