Keeping People Healthy at Home

The video interview above, Kian Saneii of Independa, illustrates a cloud-based system that helps a person stay in their home, even as they age or fight long-term health issues.  Through sensors and two-way communications, the health care giver can be remote, but with a 24-hour virtual presence.  This approach of substituting technology and communications promises a better quality of life at a lower price than the nursing home alternative.

The recently penned white paper from Parks Associates’ Harry Wang, provides a good snapshot of the age-at-home market, the associated technologies, the challenges and the business model.  With the 65+ population slated to increase by 48% from 2005 to 2020, this is a market that is sure to grow and one that will need automation to leverage a limited number of health-care workers.  The good thing for telecom providers is that the demand for remote healthcare will be a driver of  bandwidth and connectivity growth.

ViodiTV coverage of the 2011 CONNECTIONS™ conference brought to you by Parks Associates.