[Note: This is a guest post by Hemali Thakkar from Health 2.0 (@Health2con). Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Innovation Center (@pamfinnovation) partnered with Health 2.0 to run the linkAges Developer Challenge and Accelerator Program. linkAges (#linkAges) is the Innovation Center’s Successful Aging initiative. We blogged about the challenge when it was announced in April and again after our energizing weekend at the linkAges kickoff [...]
4sum is the working name for an approach to senior living that we’ve been talking about for few weeks now, and would like to explore in more detail. It’s a concept that involves communal living with shared services and support staff, but at a micro-scale. Matthias Hollwich first proposed the idea to me during our [...]
As climate change threatens to replace tepid summers with scorchers, and the proportion of the West’s population over 65 rises to one fifth within the next decade, many countries will arguably begin to look a lot like Florida.
Good summary of key success factors in aging in place technologies in the current McKinsey Quarterly. “In the United States, home care accounts for about 3 percent ($68 billion a year) of national health spending. The market is increasing by about 9 percent annually, solid but hardly booming growth, especially since labor (mainly nurses and aides) [...]
For those interested in the European market, the European Commission last year produced a fairly comprehensive review of the market: ICT & Ageing - European Study on Users, Markets and Technologies.