Are you using or wanting to apply open-source software to meet caregiving needs?
Since 2007, I've been using, writing, and integrating open-source technologies to assist in caregiving for my elderly father. For example, I've incorporated a growing number of inexpensive Android tablets ($50-100 each - sort of glorified, two-way, digital photo frames) running MobileWebCam to do motion-detection and forwarding images to Linux-based servers for further processing by my own software.
I'd like to know what open-source tools others are finding useful for safeguarding and assisting loved ones. Ideally, this would lead to a coordinated effort focused on finding, adapting (or creating where needed) open-source technologies well-tailored to caregiving-related needs.
Given all those with science/engineering and software-development skills out there who will sooner or later have a loved one in need of care, add to that the high cost and labor-intensiveness of long-term care, this seems like a very ripe area for turning small contributions into huge results over time.
So, if you appreciate an open-source approach, please share what you know as it relates to caregiving!