The World is Facing
As population around the world continue to grow and
health care becomes more widely available, people are
living longer than before.
The percentage of the global population that is 65 or
older will double from 10% to 20% by 2050
However, living longer doesn’t mean they will
continuously live healthier. Many will suffer chronic
diseases and memory loss issues.
Healthcare costs keep on increasing. Costly time and
money due to frequent visitations. Hospitals and elderly care
centers unable to cope with the number of elderly people.
Thus, the trend is now about “Aging in Place” where elderly
will live at home either with family members or alone.
How do we ensure the elderly people live
alone with a healthy life, safe and secure
but with constant supervision?
How do we let them “Live Alone But Not Left
Aging Population Issues
E.g. China - 64 elderly for
every 100 workers by
4 : 2 : 1
4 grandparents and two
parents cared by a single
China’s Aging Population Issues
More than 1,300 elderly people go missing
in China every day -- 500,000 per year
Senior citizens aged 65 or over account for
up to 80% of missing elderly person cases
Around 25% of those missing had been
diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia,
while 72% suffered some sort of memory
Of those who were found after being
reported missing, 25% then went missing
China’s Aging Population Issues
China’s one-child policy, launched in the
1970s to keep a lid on population growth,
has led to a major change in the proportion
of older people and younger people in
About 11.9 % of young people had not
visited their parents in years while 33.4 %
saw them just once a year.
The new law says those children who do not live
with their parents must visit or at least “greet them
frequently”. If the offspring do not obey this
clause, parents can apply for mediation, or bring
a case against their children to court.
China Law Enforces Children
Demographic Time Bomb
• Many seniors whose children have died or moved away are left
without a network of care.
• The problem is particularly bad in rural areas and small cities
because younger populations typically migrate to big cities.
• Millions of people are expected to leave the workforce in the
next three decades.
• Healthcare costs go up by 2030.
Elderly Living Alone?
• No adult son or daughter
wants to admit that a parent --
who provided life, nurturing
and help to the child for so
many years -- is now in need
of care that simply can't be
provided in return.
Fall and Injury
• Stairways, serpentine hallways,
slippery tile and tall shelving units
present potentially dangerous
obstacles that must be negotiated
• Also, large yards with uneven terrain,
poorly lit rooms or small bathrooms in
the home of an aging loved one may
give family members good reason for
• It creates havoc in the lives of those afflicted
• Will lose the ability to speak, walk and swallow. It is a
progressive and fatal disease.
• In the early stages, a person has difficulty processing
information, remembering simple items or tasks, and
• Even in the early stages, a momentary absence of thought can
be disastrous while driving, working around the house or
taking daily medications.
• It also adversely affects the immune system, making a
depressed person that much more susceptible to further
• Also, depressed seniors may withdraw into a cocoon of
isolation, making it next to impossible for others to reach out to
them or just lend an ear.
• Nobody should be left in this type of environment.
• Families all over the world are juggling children, jobs and aging parents in an effort
to "take care of their own." There can come a point, though, when the demands
created by caring for an aging parent outweigh the logistical, financial or emotional
• It's not uncommon for people to feel they're abandoning a family member or "getting
rid" of the problem. Sometimes, these feelings are exacerbated by an older
person's shared belief that he or she is being put out of sight and out of mind.
• It's a common proud refrain repeated by young children to their
peers: "My dad is stronger than your dad." Or, "My mom is
prettier than your mom."
• Of course, as children grow, they start noticing mom and dad's
Health Care Services
1. Improved access to care
• Safety concerns are addressed
• Reduced time to send help during emergency
2. Increased care quality
• Increased level of healthy citizens
• Wander and fall management
• Reduced anxiety or distress to family members
• Give peace of mind to family members
3. Reduced care costs
• Addressing aging population issues – pension and heath
• Reduced medical costs to government
Who should bear the
greatest responsibility of
People are somewhat more likely to
say that elderly care is a family
responsibility. In seven countries,
more than one-third of the public says
such care is up to the family.
• Smart Buildings
• Making Transport Simpler & Roads better
• Looking at Medical Facilities
• So what does a smart city with proper medical
facilities for seniors comprise?
• Adequate health support
• Conveniently located healthcare services
• Residential medical facilities
• More centers to only cater to needs of elderly
• Ensuring that there are special centers to take
care of diseases like Alzheimer’s and
• Using technology to connect with the patient
• Keeping Seniors Active
5 Ways to
ADD A WALK-IN
TALL BEDS SLIP RESISTANT
LOTS OF LIGHT EASY ON THE
Smart Elderly Care Centers
SMART CONSOLES TO
ALLOW PATIENTS TO
TRACK THEIR TREATMENT
CLINICIANS OR THE
LOCATION DATA TO
DEVICES WITH ANALYTICS
THE CENTER TO PROVIDE
PHYSICIANS WITH GREATER
VISIBILITY INTO PATIENT'S
IMPLEMENT ELDERLY CARE
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO
SET EMERGENCY ALERTS,
TRIGGERED BY DATA
COLLECTED FROM PATIENT
Telehealth & Remote Health
Connect any wearable or
portable device to the cloud,
pull and analyze collected
patient data in real time
Monitor patients at home using
live video and audio streaming
Monitor vital health indicators
collected by portable devices
such as smartwatches,
smartphones and tablets
Set intelligent emergency
notifications sent to a
physician or family
Charts and diagram
visualization based on data
collected from health
processes and data exchange
Device diversity and interoperability
Scale, data volume and performance
Flexibility of the platform
Notifying medical services
10 Pieces of Technology
• Tablets and iPads.
• Hearing aids.
• Video and computer games.
• Health tracking software.
• Wireless internet.
• Wireless home monitoring.
• Home assistive devices.
Need for Fall
• Falls among the elderly occur frequently.
• Approximately 30% of people over 65 fall
accidentally each year, and for those over
80 this rate raises up to 50%.
• Late or non existing responses cause 2
million persons having to be hospitalized
and approximately 85000 deaths can be
attributed each year
• Among older persons, 55 % of fall injuries
occur inside the home.
• An additional 23 % occur outside, but
near the home
favoriotAlert when detect
fall or emergency
Monitor their vital
Connect with their
Connect with their
Connect with personal
• Reduction in healthcare costs costs – Insurance
• Revenue generation for Age Care Centers,
• Streamlined business process
• Design and creation of new business models –
• Implementation of new go-to-market strategies
– Smart partnerships
• Development of new products and service
• New insight into product usage and customer
information – wearables and medicines
• Speedier service and delivery - emergencies
and care services