The Allen Band is a wristband that enables caregivers and family members to keep tabs on seniors so that they can keep them as safe and injury-free as possible. The product was conceived by Thor Schrock after his father suffered a fall at home and nobody found out about it for 24 hours.
Most monitoring systems at the time had very high monthly fees, which led Schrock to create a solution of his own, the Allen Band. This device keeps seniors safe by sending automatic alerts to family members and caregivers when they need help. The band communicates with the cloud via WiFi, Internet cellular connections or Bluetooth-connected smartphones.
Wearable technology has been shown to have a lot of interesting and fun applications, but the Allen Band shows that this technology could be used to save lives as well.