Senior Care 2.0: Digital Health Technologies Transforming Senior Care - 2018 Report -

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The senior care market is poised for major disruption by digital health technologies, with companies developing both software and hardware solutions for people aging at home as well as those staying at retirement communities.

However, while technologies have been developed, we are still "not there." Most solutions tend to be complicated and many were just rebranded "regular" products for the seniors. Interfaces need to change so that more people could use them.

Nonetheless, the momentum is building and in this report we'll take a look at what the major companies and startups alike are doing to make people's golden years as enjoyable as possible.

On the other hand, these same technologies provide family members and care providers with an easier way to keep up with their relatives/patients. This report will explore the challenges, goals, technologies and trends in the tech-enabled senior care.

Finally, by going through and analyzing various senior care products and services, we touch upon technologies that have wider use cases, beyond care for the elderly. In that sense, this research brief provides and overview of a bigger market while highlighting those solutions that can have the biggest effects on senior care.

The so called "silver tsunami" is already affecting multiple industries.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as many as one out of ten workers will retire either this year or the next one. Losing 10 percent of employees can hit a company incredibly hard if it's not prepared. This, at the same, will put a great strain on the healthcare system.

Adding to this is the fact that baby boomers are now physically in worse shape than generations that have retired previously. While lifespan has increased, health related illnesses, suicide, and divorce are higher than ever.

The good news for them is that Medicare prescription coverage was expanded to 40 million new recipients under the George W. Bush administration. This, according to Medicare officials will add $1 trillion in benefits. The Obama administration built from there, adding affordable healthcare for millions of uninsured people. But the government wouldn't be the only one to foot the bill; enterprises too will be paying increasing healthcare costs.

Key Topics Covered

1. About this Research Brief

2. Introduction

3. Challenges

  • Baby Boomers Are Retiring
  • Nurse and Doctor Shortage
  • The Aging at Home Trend
  • Medication Non-Adherence
  • Dementia
  • Technology Is Not Easy To Use

4. Goals

  • Convenience
  • Engagement
  • Staying in Touch
  • Staying Independent

5. Technologies

  • Remote Health Monitoring
  • Telehealth
  • On-demand Care
  • Wearables
  • Digital Assistants & Tabletop Robots
  • Medication Management
  • New Transportation Options
  • New In-Home Care Services
  • Virtual Reality
  • End-of-Life Planning
  • And more
  • Who's Paying for the Technology?

6. Projects & Initiatives

  • Senior Living Communities and Nursing Homes Are Adopting Tech
  • AARP Working With Startups To Improve Senior Care
  • Best Buy is Offering Digital Health Tools for Seniors
  • Japan Post Group, IBM and Apple Working Together to Mobilize Care For the Elderly in Japan

7. Japan

  • DISH Partners With Independa to Transform In-Home Entertainment and Senior Care
  • City4Age Program For Active and Healthy Ageing
  • A Wristband Project for Personalized Dementia Therapy
  • NIA Supports Development of IoT-based In-Home Service with a $4.5M Grant

8. Conclusion

9. Companies Featured

  • AXA Venture Partners
  • Accel
  • Amazon Tech Giant
  • American Well
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • DispatchHealth
  • Doctor On Demand
  • Doro
  • Dose Healthcare
  • E-Vone Smart Clothing
  • Founders Fund
  • FriendHealth
  • Hackensack
  • Ignition
  • Javelin Venture Partners
  • Mizuho Corporate Bank
  • Mohr Davidow Ventures
  • Monitoring
  • One Caring Team
  • Oracle
  • Orbita Digital Assistants
  • Oticon Hearables
  • Pillar Companies
  • Pillo
  • Pitango Venture Capital
  • Planning
  • Plug and Play
  • RRE Ventures
  • Thrive Capital
  • Togg
  • UnaliWear
  • Uncork Capital
  • Vital Decisions
  • Vynca
  • Walabot Remote Monitoring
  • and many more...

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: E-Healthcare