How can healthcare technology better serve the aging population? One in 5 Americans will be senior citizens by 2030, and we are all living longer.
Healthcare technology can better serve the aging population by helping people live independently longer, and manage chronic disease more effectively. Current trends include baby boomer caregivers that will soon move into the senior population themselves. We are only at the beginning of understanding how wearable technologies and sensors can improve health, including managing chronic disease for the elderly.
Today, caregivers and family members are looking for healthcare technology that keeps tabs on parents and grandparents. Popular solutions include medication management apps and activity sensors. Developers must keep in mind that the older population wants their opinion to be heard and considered, including privacy concerns. Read more on senior trends and technologies in my next blog post, “Healthcare Technology and Our Aging Population” on September 18th.
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