Source: MIT AgeLab
• The world's population is aging at a rapid rate.
• The 50+ population is the fastest growing segment worldwide and predicted life-expectancies are
• An American turns 50 once every seven seconds.
• Within the next few years, 50% of the European Union's population will be 65+.
• By 2030, in Italy, retirees will outnumber active workers.
• By 2050, the median age in Thailand will rise to 50.
Someone turns 50 years of age every six seconds.
55 million are over 55 years of age and 34 million are over 65 years old - and
that figure will double by 2030.
Median age is 43. By the year 2014, the youngest baby boomers will be 50
years of age and the oldest will be 68.
People over 50 account for 43 percent of all U.S. households.
The over-85 age group is the fasting-growing segment of the population.
By 2020, the senior population will number approximately 115 million.
The current senior population possesses over $900 billion in spending money.
Nearly a quarter of householders aged 65 to 69 have a net worth of $250,000
Sources: The Center for Mature Consumer Studies and The Roper Organization for Modern Maturity Magazine
5.3 The Challenges of Aging
Everyday Living Health Management Staying Connected
• ADLs – Bathing, • Health and wellness
grooming, feeding, management • Personal
• vision, hearing,
• Interactive tasks balance • Lifelong learning
phone calls, taking
meds, housekeeping, • Nutrition • Social Interaction
meal prep, bill paying,
shopping, socializing • Exercise • Leisure Activity
outside the home.
• Sleep management • Emotional and
• Home and personal Spiritual well being
Safety, fall prevention. • Cognitive fitness
• Being Supported by
• Mobility and • Care coordination Caregivers
4.3 Eskaton – CA/CAST - USA
Eskaton National Demonstration
Home -- Roseville, California
This home represents the future of
smart, healthy, independent living for
America’s older generations.
The home combines:
• universal design,
• consumer technologies
• and green living features
The nonprofit corporation Eskaton, began in the 1960s. http://www.eskaton.org
The organization's name, Eskaton is from the Greek language and means the "beginning of a
new age“. The orange "o" in the Eskaton name represents the rising sun.
New Business Models –Consumers Self Manage
5) CardioNet sends doctor the patients’ cardiac report
1) Doctor places order.
4)Patient returns device to CardioNet after diagnosis.
2) Device delivered directly to the patient, ready to use.
3) Patient self installs
Phone Is the Most Personal Device
Over 700 Million 3G Subscribers Today
Forecast to Grow to 1.6B 3G Subscribers by 2012
30% of US Households Will Not have a Land Line in 2010
Source: Wireless Intelligence
Source: ITU, Informa, Wireless Intelligence, Instat, IDC
Estimated for 2008
Wireless Mobile Devices and Biosensors will
Transform Fitness and Healthcare
Source: Qualcomm, D. Jones, Silvers Summit 2009
Ideal Development and Barriers
Payer and Government Healthcare Provider
Full or Partial Supportive Disease Effective and
Reimbursement Policy Management efficient care
and prevention coordination
Vendors, Developers Consumer , Local caregivers
Business Model Underlying Consumer Caregiver
is affordable Infrastructure in education and buy-in
and scalable place trust