Enabling Better Health Care at Home
The global population is ageing. In the US alone, there are more than 46 million adults over the age of 65, and in 10 years this is expected to double. As we grow older, our health naturally declines, which means more doctor appointments, more hospital stays and home carer visits.
Technology can help us monitor our health as we age — and significantly improve health care delivery. Ambient Computing changes how we use computers by moving from interfaces that we actively interact with — such as the PC or the phone — to those that blend into our environment and anticipate our needs, such as smart speakers.
Optum has created several solutions, using artificial intelligence, to enable health care delivery in the home environment to perform critical health monitoring such as: detecting falls, observing daily behavioural patterns for signs of issues and automatically interacting with the user to drive better health behaviours.