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Aging 2050

Aging 2050

By John Robertson
"Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%" - World Health Organization.

How old will you be in 2050? If you're 31 today you will be turning 60. It's likely you will have parents in their 80s, 90s maybe 100s. Over the next 29 years caregiving technology must bridge a critical gap for managing aging at home. But at what price? Where are the lines between prevention, privacy and peace of mind? In each episode I explore this question. Discussing practical solutions to real world challenges.
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006: Mobility Devices
Using tags with mobility devices is proactively monitoring to improve safety and outcomes in the home. 
05:01
May 26, 2021
005: Designing for Prevention
This episode is the audio from a presentation to the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia in April 2021.
17:27
April 19, 2021
004: Use Case: Footprints in the Driveway
“When visiting dad after work on a daily basis I was suspicious that he may have been going to the mailbox multiple times per day. Using technology I was able to confirm my suspicions.”
05:15
April 9, 2021
003: Barriers to Adoption
Technology in the home; it’s not always easy to get users to adopt. You must consider the barriers and design around them.
05:32
April 9, 2021
002: Patterns of Daily Living
In this episode we consider how AI can be used to detect root causes before they lead to bad outcomes.
05:08
April 9, 2021
001: Causes and Effects
To prevent worst case scenarios you need to understand the root cause. You need the ability to ask why and the evidence to answer the question.
05:30
April 7, 2021
000: Trailer - Aging 2050
Welcome to Aging 2050. I'm your host John Robertson, Founder of HomeEXCEPT.com. "Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%" - World Health Organization. How old will you be in 2050? If you're 31 today you will be turning 60. It's likely you will have parents in their 80s, 90s maybe 100s. Over the next 29 years caregiving technology must bridge a critical gap for managing aging at home. But what are the trade-offs? Where are the lines between prevention, privacy and peace of mind? In each episode I explore the stories I've heard from caregivers and professionals. Discussing practical solutions to real world challenges. When I founded HomeEXCEPT in 2017 the original idea was "non-intrusive" monitoring. Using sensors and AI around the home to learn the daily patterns of life. Then notify when there were exceptions. My focus was on privacy. No cameras, wearables or listening devices. In late 2020 we released Version 3.0 with a focus on prevention first. A paradigm shift in how we think about monitoring. Prevention first stops an accident before it happens. This requires spotting root causes and how minor interventions could prevent catastrophic outcomes later.
01:58
April 7, 2021