This is a subject we have been thinking about deeply and we know we are not alone. So, it was encouraging to see several innovative products that use digital technology to improve or maintain quality of life for the ageing population.
Probably the most impressive was the demonstration of the Neurosphere Virtual Clinic App from Abbot Labs. The tremors of a patient with Parkinson’s disease were brought under control in real-time by a clinician using the App to remotely interact with the patient’s brain implant.
Whilst not as Sci-Fi as brain implants, we were interested to see several companies showcasing smart doors for the home. An automatic internal sliding door caught our attention because of the way someone can open and close it with a simple gesture. From our research, we know that moving from one internal space to another can prove tricky as we age.