In Fast-Aging Japan, Elder Care Is a High-Tech Pursuit

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TOKYO—Takahiro Taniguchi was walking down the hall at the home for senior citizens where he works when his wireless earbuds signaled him: A resident was ready to be escorted to the bathroom.

The alert came from the ultrasonic bladder sensor taped to the resident’s abdomen.

“We’ve cut down on incontinence in some patients,” says the 28-year-old…

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