The Walabot Home isn’t a camera, but it keeps an eye on your place anyway. The new gadget from Vayyar Imaging looks like a simple white square that sticks on your wall. Once there, it uses radar to monitor the occupants. Specifically, it’s watching for a fall, and if it notices one, it’ll send an alert to an emergency contact.You can buy the $250 sensor starting Wednesday on the company’s site. The product is only available in the US for now. We saw the 3D image-sensing technology built into the Walabot in action at CES this past winter. For this product, Vayyar is focusing on the single feature of fall detection and aiming the device at elderly family members who want to maintain their independence. The 3D maps generated by the radar can supposedly tell the difference between a person standing, sitting, lying down and actually falling down. If it senses a fall, the Walabot will notify a contact instead of calling 911. Since it uses a low-power radio wave instead of a camera, it’ll maintain some sense or privacy for the occupant, and it can “see” through glass walls and steam. It can monitor rooms up to 100 square… Read full this story
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