Future Lab: Health Care for Seniors – Ambient Assisted Living Technology
Researchers around the world are searching for ways to help seniors remain healthier and live independently in their homes for longer. Intel is working on new sensing devices that can feed data to a central hub that infers whether a person is getting enough sleep, taking their meds on time and feeding themselves properly. The technology relies on improved broadband access. The Obama Administration just announced it’s spending $5 Billion over the next five years to extend broadband to 98% of Americans. Deirdre Kennedy Reports.
Eric Dishman, Intel’s Director of Health Innovation and Policy, is responsible for public policy, industry groups, evangelism, and research at Care Innovations. See also:Dishman on healthcare at TED Talks
Patricia A. Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Medicine and Co-director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
TRIL: Building Bridges