IoT kan de care home crisis oplossen – maar betere privacy onderwijzing is essentieel.

Harro Stokman, de CEO en founder van Kepler Vision Technologies schreef een artikel dat is gepubliceerd op IoT Now: “IoT can solve the care home crisis – but better privacy education is essential.” De onderwerpen die worden besproken zijn bijvoorbeeld hoe IoT kan bijdragen aan het verhelpen van de crisis in Engelse verzorgingshuizen, en welke rol privacy en veiligheid daarin spelen. De start van het artikel, dat helaas alleen in het Engels beschikbaar is, staat hieronder.

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We are all getting older, says Dr. Harro Stokman, CEO and founder of Kepler Vision. Not just on an individual level, but the combination of falling birth rates and longer lifespans mean that the proportion of old people versus young people is higher than it has ever been. While this is a great achievement on the part of the medical and social care industries, this shift comes with its own set of problems.

A growing elderly population puts extra pressure on housing, long-term social care, and income security and healthcare systems. This is compounded by the fact that elderly care is intensive for nurses and other care staff, with many skilled workers ending up overworked. Case in point – in the UK, the care sector has the highest staff turnover rate of all sectors, with one in three workers leaving it every year.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge potential to relieve some of this pressure, and to provide care services that can improve the quality of life for both patients and staff – while still balancing the all important priority of preserving the dignity and privacy of those it helps. We can already see plenty of examples of IoT assistance being used for elderly care in both residential homes and increasingly in care-home environments, through systems that employ vital signal sign monitors, smart wearables, audio–video sensors, smart devices, and smart TVs.

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