The big industries start to highly invest on developing smart sensors for remote health care with main focus on elderly care. According to a recent article published in eBrandz.com ‘Remote health care is poised to become big business in the coming decade as baby boomers continue to age. Intel Corp., and General Electric Co., have joined forces to develop a health care alliance back in April of 2009‘.
According to this article:
“Care Innovations will spend more than $US250 million developing new fall prevention, medication compliance and personal wellness systems over the next five years. Care Innovations estimates that the telehealth and remote patient monitoring business will balloon from $3 billion in 2009 to $7.7 billion in 2012. That means there is plenty of room for innovation“.
“Cisco is another IT trailblazer testing new ways of keeping patients out of acute medical facilities. This year, it brought architects, doctors and IT professionals together in Melbourne for a two-day workshop on rethinking hospital design for the digital era“.
All these indicators suggest that the next few years might be golden years for fall prevention, wearable sensors, remote health monitoring, and elder care researches.