Last week at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Japanese high-tech company Fujitsu unveiled a product that has been developed with the Public Safety issue of aging population in mind. Specifically, The New Generation Cane leverages geospatial technologies to help the elderly navigate from point to point while also allowing caregivers to track and assist them. In addition, the cane has the ability to monitor several vital signs of the user. Video and link to story can be found below:
(Red Orbit, March 3, 2013)
Comment: Although it's hard to believe the same segment of the population that is often befuddled by the TV remote control is somehow going to be able to make this cane work, reality is this product is still a cane even if all the fancy high-tech stuff is inoperative.