Aging in Place With the Internet of Things
In the next 20 years, the number of adults in the US age 65 and older will nearly double, which means the elderly are the fastest growing demographic in the country. Today, people are living longer than ever before, with more medical assistance and higher healthcare costs. This presents an unprecedented financial, emotional and ethical challenge for families and caregivers. How will we provide for the health and well-being of the aging Baby Boomers? The reality is that many of them will reject high-priced institutional care and instead, will choose to continue living in their homes, despite chronic conditions and disabilities. At frog we see the evolving “internet of things” as one of the most exciting frontiers in home healthcare. Thinking about how technology could offer relief, support and even joy to those who chose to age in place has compelled frogs to study how emerging technologies can help with these changing healthcare needs.
Sr Interaction Designer
Eric is the creative lead for frog's Independent Living initiative, looking at ways that disruptive technologies and services can better serve the 50+ demographic.
Before joining frog, Eric was a fellow at MIT's SENSEable City Lab, where he was the project lead on The Copenhagen Wheel, and other projects at the confluence of big data, human health and computer interface design.
With interests spanning across the disciplines of art, architecture, design and computation, his work has been featured in The Atlantic, Wired, Domus, Design Mind and Canadian Architect magazine.
Exec Strategy Dir
Dedicated to the vision and mission of better, more effective, efficient and accessible health care for each and every one of us.
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