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We need to pay more attention to ‘age-tech’

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We need to pay more attention to ‘age-tech’

Attention ! Attention ! Age Tech is here.

In this TechCrunch article, you'll learn about:

  • An overview of the age-tech sector

" “Age-tech” isn’t a niche sector, and aging populations aren’t limited to a few countries. According to a recent World Health Organization report, one in six people will be aged 60 years or older by 2030, while the number of people aged 80 years or older is expected to triple between 2020 and 2050, to 426 million. "

  • Governmental opinions about the growth of age-tech

" The WHO report goes on to say “globalization, technological developments (e.g. in transport and communication), urbanization, migration and changing gender norms are influencing the lives of older people in direct and indirect ways. A public health response must take stock of these current and projected trends and frame policies accordingly.”

  • How age-tech is also addressing caregiver needs

" Caregiver burnout is a major problem, but technology can help. For example, Homage, operational in Singapore and Malaysia, plans to expand into five more countries over the next two years. To assess caregivers and help match them with patients, it builds a profile of each provider and also works with nurses to evaluate how they are able to perform essential tasks, like manual transfer techniques. "


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