SINGAPORE (July 1): Local entrepreneur Lim Meng Hui was working on an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled security system to detect intruders when his grandmother fell and lay helpless. When her health deteriorated rapidly after that, he decided that detecting falls among the elderly was a far more critical need that his start-up could address.

“Although she was [only] slightly injured, she couldn’t get up by herself. She screamed for help but nobody was around. About 30 minutes later, someone found her and sent her to the hospital,” Lim recounts.

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