It seems we are continually amazed at how much technology has evolved. There are smart cars, televisions, phones, thermostats, and even chalkboards. These devices are getting so smart they might take over our jobs and responsibilities one day. It’s mind-blowing to imagine where we might be five or 10 years from now.
Few advancements come without unanticipated consequences. A rise in technology has brought an assault on our privacy. It’s also way too easy to embarrass ourselves with one text, post, or tweet. It used to be you could say something stupid and your friends might pretend they forgot about it the next day. Now, it’s a permanent record.
These technology advances, although intrusive, can also bring us good and healthy things we never imagined. Our homes can be monitored and controlled via smartphone. We can monitor the whereabouts of our children over GPS—no more screaming for your child all over the neighborhood.
We can contact the police and fire department without needing a landline. Technology has brought advances in healthcare and the way we approach surgical intervention and treatment. It’s affected the way we do most everything.
Consider some of these apps as a way to help you keep your family safer and healthier.
The app offers healthier lifestyle tips based on the information you provide. You can keep track of how many steps you have taken, or how long you have run or walked. You can create an emergency card and healthcare data that you can provide to your doctors, nutritionists or athletic trainers.
SimpliSafe is a wireless, online security system for your home that you can monitor and control from your smartphone or computer. See what’s going on at home from anywhere at any time. You can even add sensors to doors or cabinets, which will alert you if they have been opened. Catch your kid stealing cookies from the cookie jar when you are at work.
911 emergency calling is always active, and you can set it so your number or others you choose can reach your teenage driver. It’s an innovative way to steer clear of peer pressure or poor judgment while driving.
The Activity Sensors and Main Door Contact Sensor allow you real-time video monitoring from multiple mobile devices. This way, several family members can check up on their loved one. In-home sensors collect data that is sent to caregivers and family members and is summarized for easy analysis by healthcare professionals.
Visible and accessible help buttons allow the resident to contact specially trained agents who will put them in contact with their doctors or caregiver. In the event of a fall, sensors will alert 911.
Mobicip allows us to monitor our children’s internet and app usage on any device we own. You can set up filters, website restrictions, and time limits. Your children’s browsing history is always available so you can make needed modifications to the settings and restrictions. They can enjoy the internet, and you can enjoy some peace of mind.
Technology has permeated every aspect of our lives. While we might be annoyed with a bad photo of us being posted on Facebook without our permission or a text waking us up in the middle of the night, generally, we have benefited greatly from technological advances. Embrace technology and peruse the many apps that are designed to make us and our families happier and healthier.