BUSAN, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Busan’s Yeonje District announced on February 5 that it will distribute LED sensor lights in the homes of residents who may be at risk of “lonely death”.
Lonely death refers to a social phenomenon where individuals are discovered dead in their living quarters days or sometimes weeks after their passing. Primarily occurring among the elderly, many of the deceased are found to be living in near isolation.
The LED sensor lights are equipped with motion detection sensors and an alarm system. If no movement by the dweller is detected for more than eight hours, the local administrative office will be notified automatically. The devices are also capable of triggering a warning alarm and can transmit PSAs and emergency notifications.
Yeonje District will undertake an inspection of the 3,126 single-person households on public assistance in its boundaries before going forward with the distribution of the LED sensor lights.
Starting in March, 27 households will receive the lights as part of a pilot program, after which the district plans to widen distribution first to the elderly, the disabled, and other households in that order.
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