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A mass media company is reportedly working on an in-home device to track people’s health, but not everyone is thrilled with the idea.
CNBC first reported on the device, saying the apparatus will monitor people’s basic health metrics using ambient sensors with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed. Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are common and potentially fatal for seniors.
Twila Brase of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom has concerns.
“One — is it’s an outside piece of equipment that would be put into your home, which they say would only do this and that,” she explains. “However, do we really know that, and could those powers of observation, powers of tracking, powers of monitoring, be expanded?” Continue reading…