We’ve updated our events page, and are now looking to create a long list of interesting events of relevance for the Aging2.0 community – ie events that would be interesting for i) innovators who are looking to get into the aging space or ii) people working in aging who’d like to get more innovative.
[This is a guest post by Ryan Frederick, founder and Principal of Point Forward Solutions, a strategic consulting and financial advisory firm dedicated to Seniors Housing & Care and related Health Care Services industries. Prior to founding Point Forward Solutions, Ryan was Senior Vice President at Erickson Living. Ryan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and @ryanefrederick.] This past week San Francisco [...]
Excited to see Boston-based Redstar Ventures emerge from stealth and put a bold stake in the ground with its inaugural Salon on Dec 7th: The Rise of the Grey Market. Redstar was founded by Jeet Singh and Joe Chung (who created Oracle-acquired ATG), and Matt Beecher. I’ve enjoyed many conversations with their colorful and energetic Director of Research Marcus Wilhelm (who [...]
[A] 2009 McKinsey survey of 3,000 people in Brazil, China, Germany, India, South Africa, and the United States found that up to one-third of respondents indicated some willingness to pay for mHealth services such as drug delivery, physician phone consultations, and remote monitoring with alerts. In the decade ahead, the ubiquitous mobile device has the potential [...]
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on an inexpensive way to use smartphones to quickly detect early-stage cataracts, the clouding of the eye lens that is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Developed by Media Lab Camera Culture group director Ramesh Raskar and colleagues, the Catra system is made of off-the-shelf components. [...]
Spotted this in FierceMobileHealthcare. I like the sound of the algorithm-based intelligence that Healthsense refers to – studying patterns and then identifying activities that fall outside the norm. That’s much more ‘human’ than just having an arbitrary technical algorithm model of what people should be doing (such as ‘not fall down’), and provides more opportunities [...]