IoT and Health
September 18, 2018
The world is getting older. In 2012 there were 562 million people aged 65 and older (8% of the global population). Just three years later, an additional 55 million people joined this group bringing the total to 8.5% of the global population. Unsurprisingly, very few Americans reported a desire to live their “golden years” in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility. Thus, we must continue to develop more cost efficient, passive, medical technologies that can enable the aging population with chronic medical conditions to live in their own homes versus assisted-living facilities.