Salus mea, an innovation that contributes to meeting the UN’s 17 sustainable goals in Agenda 2030. Some of the most important opportunities for innovation in the short and long term, respectively, and how we manage risks.
Salus mea and its features affect various sustainability goals. Not least, the service will contribute to Goal 3: Health and well-being, which includes ensuring that everyone can live a healthy life and work for the well-being of all people of all ages.
It says that the global trend is that people are living longer and longer lives, but in many cases, there is a lack of support systems for older people, which is the focus of this service. Among other things, it is stated as an intermediate goal to provide general healthcare for all, which also protects against financial risk, access to basic health care of good quality. Because our service is based on existing hardware, we can offer simpler services at a low price or even free. Extended services that require a subcontractor will however cost money, but at a lower price than today.
By offering more levels of security alarm services at a lower price, more people can start using the services earlier than today. It enables a more active everyday life for the elderly and people with functional variations, which in turn can lead to a healthier life.
A portable security alarm also contributes to Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities. One of the subgoals is to give the elderly and disabled access to public places and parks. We work for it through security and physical activity that makes more people in the target group feel more secure to step outside. Elderly and disabled people feel safe to leave home to shop or visit the public space, leading to increased independence that provides increased quality of life and lowers costs for society.
We do not see any direct negative effects of the service. It is important that long-term sustainable technology is developed for mobile phones, in order to reduce the environmental impact by allowing parts and materials to be reused or recycled. The system provides strong support for social community, participation, meaningfulness and feeling to be needed.
The service creates social interaction with relatives, friends, caregivers, and the community that prevents the elderly’s physical and mental illness. Support for risk prevention creates positive effects such as reduced accidents and suffering, effects that reduce costs for society. If the technology fails, sensors show errors, etc., the service creates more insecurity than security.
We will work hard to avoid this by setting higher standards for quality.