We cannot be around the ones we love as much as we would wish. It is hard enough being there for your children but what about parents who might live hours away up the motorway or just across town. I know from my personal situation that a round trip across town takes an hour so how do you give enough attention to your elders when you do not have the time?
The reality of this is that you cannot but with a bit of ingenuity you can shift it back in your favour by understanding more about how things are and time your visits with when they are most appreciated.
What we have is a proof of concept that discretely keeps an eye on the environment of your loved ones and records the information in the cloud.
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