12:40 - 1:00 pmSaturday, September 17
LK 102
Smart aging: The impact of IoT on the elderly and caregivers alike
LK 102
Smart aging: The impact of IoT on the elderly and caregivers alike
People Power Company
The senior population in the United States is experiencing unprecedented growth. Since nearly 90 percent of seniors want to age in place, or stay in their own homes as they age, there is a significant... Read more

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The senior population in the United States is experiencing unprecedented growth. Since nearly 90 percent of seniors want to age in place, or stay in their own homes as they age, there is a significant need for technology solutions that can help seniors age independently. As such, health care is moving toward more coordinated, continuous health management monitored by new technology. These connected devices and mobile Internet-based technologies empower senior citizens to age independently while addressing the social, medical and functional needs of seniors and their caregivers.

In order to help improve quality of life, new technologies must provide both caregivers and patients with a simple way to communicate, generate emergency alerts and monitor medications, while still incorporating privacy and security. Ideally, these services should relieve some of the burden on caregivers while keeping seniors stay connected to relatives, caregivers, and healthcare providers. They should also be very easy to install and use for those with various health conditions.

People Power’s recently launched Presence Pro Care software solution helps address one of the biggest challenges in society today: a rapidly aging population with a health care system that cannot keep pace with their needs. Comprised of a hub and sensors, this solution was created to help seniors live independently while giving relatives and caregivers a better balance between caretaking and their personal lives. With the ability to monitor whether a parent or grandparent opens their pill dispenser, leaves the house or deviates from their normal routine, Presence Pro Care allows caregivers to take better care of the people they love even when they’re not present. It also helps seniors stay connected to their family members through two-way audio and video calling using the optional Presence video features, and photo sharing. With a focus on facilitating communication between people and their elderly family members and friends, this new technology will help shape connected health care and set a standard for senior living and caregiving.

David Moss, President and CTO of People Power, will discuss how connected devices empower senior citizens to age independently and how mobile Internet-based technologies, especially home monitoring, address the social, medical and functional needs of both seniors and their caregivers. He will also expand on Presence Pro Care, its benefits and differentiators, as well as why these types of technologies are necessary for the connected healthcare market.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will understand how to build a platform that embraces 3rd-party devices and sensors, and how the use of sensor technology can lower senior care costs. They will also understand how caregivers can leverage IoT tools to shift their focus from reactive to preventative healthcare, as well as criteria to empower elderly populations living in their home to have safer, richer lives.

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