Future Lab: Health Care for Seniors – Ambient Assisted Living Technology

February 15th, 2011 |
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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.

Interviewees:
Terrance O’Shea, Ph.D. Senior PE/Director of Rapid Prototyping

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.

White papers/Demos:
TRIL: Building Bridges

GE And Intel’s Telehealth And Independent Living Company Is Operational Today

Intel’s Approach to Innovation and Health Care

Intel Health Care Computer CES 2010 -20

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  1. February 18th, 2011 at 00:20 | #1

    Nice seeing how technology is expanding into areas of social responsibility.
    Also, I have gotta give Obama, that his administration has been quite productive, when it comes to securing business in the world of new technology.

  2. August 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 | #2

    The in-home telehealth care future is “now”, with seniors well-being monitoring systems like http://www.sonamba.com . This systems is cellular-based, therefore it does not require broadband in the home. It provides a solution for families who want more than just being able to press a button to call for help. Sonamba provides passive monitoring for inactivity in the home due to falls, heart attacks, etc, medication and activity of daily living reminders, and an innovative messaging system.

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