Recent years have seen a rapid increase in the development of healthcare technology, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. One of the driving forces behind this growth is the aging population of North America. As more and more people reach retirement age, the demand for quality health care services is only going to continue to rise.
Fortunately, there are several ways that technology can be used in order to meet this demand. For example, AI is being used in healthcare in order to provide personalized care plans and identify potential health risks.
In addition, telehealth services are becoming more popular as they allow patients to receive care from the comfort of their own homes with nearly 67% of the elderly backing it up for chronic condition management. It is also interesting to note that 73% of the senior patients would prefer telehealth for faster medical service thanks to a traditional medical visit. As the population continues to age, we will likely see even more innovation regarding AI assistance.
As the aging population continues to grow, more and more young people will find themselves in the role of caregivers. Smaller families and increased life expectancy mean that there are fewer people to share the burden of caregiving. However, new technologies are emerging that can help to ease the burden. AI for healthcare is one such technology.
AI-powered caregiving apps can provide reminders and assistance with tasks such as medication management and appointments. As the population ages, AI-powered caregiver apps will become an essential tool for helping people manage the ever-increasing demands of authentic caregiving.
The use of a wearable device has been proven to increase motivation for the healthier living among seniors. In the 2015 AARP study, 45% reported increased energy and lower stress levels after six weeks of using medical devices such as trackers while 67 percent thought it was beneficial or even very valuable in their everyday lives!
We are seeing a trend as the older generation ages; most want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. This means that technology must be playing a role in helping to age in place. AI integration in conjunction with healthcare can help by providing solutions that enable older individuals to live independently for much longer than they would otherwise. With new touchless fall devices and at-home vitals monitoring from both SenSights and Veyetals, long-distance care will become more and more possible.
A recent study by AARP found that 39%of those surveyed were interested in using tech to detect falls or contact emergency help. Ultimately, AI can help our elders live healthier, happier, and more independent lives as they age in place.
AI integrated healthcare is a rapidly growing field with immense potential to change the way we age. AI-powered devices and software are being developed to help older individuals better manage their health, including both their mental and physical well-being. From AI-enabled hearing aids that can filter out background noise to smartwatch apps that track our vital signs, there are a variety of ways that AI can help us age gracefully.
In addition, AI can also help us stay socially connected, even as we age. For example, AI-powered social robots are being developed to provide companionship for seniors who live alone. These robots can help seniors stay active and engaged, providing them with valuable social interaction.
The aging population is a reality that health care providers must face. However, with the help of technology, we are and will be able to provide better and more efficient care for our elderly patients.
Make the switch!
There are an estimated 175 million smart homes in the world. The US is expected to have 63 million connected homes by 2022. If used in the right way then these devices can improve the quality of life for our most valuable people but vulnerable ones.
At MarkiTech.AI, we offer our constant monitoring software and hardware for seniors (Sensights Care) as well as constant vitals monitoring through our AI vital detection software that can measure your vitals through the smartphone (Veyetals). These, along with other projects that are developed by our company, can help your organization make the switch to proactive healthcare without all the extra labor and cost that is involved. With our over 40+ certified engineers, CTO and biomedical background, developing custom solutions and Web Application Developments to monitor and track patient progress is our expertise.
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