The current telecare ecosystem is absolutely critical in terms of helping elderly individuals live independently by providing remote health monitoring and assistance.
Atmel’s technology can provide an ideal platform for fall detection equipment, a promising application capable of automatically alerting emergency services. Various Atmel solutions also offer up support for reliable communication, together with power efficiency, in a compact design.
“Simply put, Atmel’s AVR XMEGA microcontroller delivers robust processing ability on an extremely small footprint, to accommodate small, lightweight devices that are worn or carried by people,” an Atmel engineering rep told Bits & Pieces.
Indeed, Atmel can help engineers develop a complete telecare solution, from the gateway to sensor and patient monitoring applications.
“Low power consumption is a critical requirement for fall detection systems, including the monitoring portable device carried by senior citizens or people with health issues, as well as the fixed sensor in the home,” the engineering rep added. “Our high feature integration is key to providing support for applications that require a very small form factor.”
As noted above, Atmel’s versatile AVR XMEGA family meets these requirements, allowing devs to build reliable, efficient solutions with a compact form factor as well as long battery life. As an added bonus, its Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) includes 32×8-bit registers, enabling engineers to implement highly efficient arithmetic processing.