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Ray Higgs, of Dunmow, dreamt up the A-OK care monitor in 2006, after his late father, Ron, 84, suffered a minor stroke.

The device allows family members to keep a “discreet eye” on lonely individuals in their homes without any cameras.

“My dad pleaded with us not to take him to a home, but I could not leave him alone, I had to do something,” said Ray, 56.

The monitor works with sensors that send a text to a family member when there has been no movement detected in the home.

A text is sent when the person has not moved in the morning, afternoon, or any time programmed into the device, when they are supposed to be up and about.

Originally posted by Angela Shupe on June 29, 2012 in Inventions.

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