Future Lab: Health Care for Seniors – Ambient Assisted Living Technology

Researchers around the world are searching for ways to help seniors remain healthier and live independently in their homes for longer. Intel is working on new sensing devices that can feed data to a central hub that infers whether a person is getting enough sleep, taking their meds on time and feeding themselves properly. The technology relies on improved broadband access. The Obama Administration just announced it’s spending $5 Billion over the next five years to extend broadband to 98% of Americans. In this week’s episode of Future Lab, Deirdre Kennedy interviews Terry O’Shea and Eric Dishman from Intel and also talks to Patricia Abbott from John Hopkins School of Nursing and Medicine.

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