There are 5.4 million Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s and alz.org estimates that number to grow to nearly 15 million by 2050. So this means most of us will be impacted by the disease in some manner.
The IoT sock
Last week I met with an innovative company, AizoOn @aizoongroup, who has taken the sensoriafitness the 2015 CES Wearables Technology award winning solution and has repurposed it to address the safety and wellbeing of Alzheimer’s patients. For example, in a typical care environment, bed sensor can monitor when a person gets out of bed and the duration, but cannot provide any insight of the patient’s health.If a dementia episode were to occur, it makes sense to know where the patient is in the facility and gain insights on a patient’s health condition.
Now that the Baby Boomers are 65 and older, using digital Health solutions and leveraging Analytics and Big Data to improve the wellbeing of our Grandmas is critical. In a previous blog, there is a great description of “IoT explained so even grandma can understand” which can provide additional context for you.
Here is your roadmap to a successful mHealth strategy. Click on the image to download the infographic!