In the previous post about the Healthcare Unbound Conference, Ryan Frederick commented that the time for change is now and that in order to create meaningful change we need to (1) focus on the consumer and (2) design innovative business models. LeadingAge and LeadingAge CAST co-sponsored a session – Innovative Technology-Enabled Care Models – which [...]
At our May Meet Up we had the honor of introducing three older adults who reside at The Hallmark. These three not only represent the people Aging 2.0 exists to serve through innovation, but also the people we aim to involve in the innovation process itself. It was clear that the Aging 2.0 network of [...]
The gap between senior living nursing homes (with monthly costs of $7k-10k per month) and ‘aging-in-place‘ is wide enough to drive a truck through. Sure, the aging-in-place movement is picking up steam, and for good reason. But there is a large amount of ‘blue ocean’ between souped-up PCs connected to pill dispensers and weigh scales, [...]
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 [...]
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.