Startup uses WiFi router and AI to detect movement

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For the elderly, a fall can be very serious, even life-threatening. Ken Yip, CEO and founder of Shanghai-based startup Perspicace, hopes to avoid this type of incident with the Wifi Bio-detector, a device that uses WiFi and AI algorithms to detect when someone has fallen. It joins other tech devices designed to help the elderly, including a cooking kit that helps the elderly socialise and an e-bike that reduces the risk of accidents. Normally, in an empty room, a WiFi router distributes signals in a stable and predictable way. However, when someone enters the room, the signal is ‘disturbed’. This…

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