Innovation in care
Health and care services are facing big challenges in the years to come, especially considering the many elderly that will need to be cared for as a result of, amongst other things, a general increase in life expectancy. Welfare technology is one of several tools that will help us meet these challenges as an important supplement to create increased safety.
"Welfare technology", established in 2011, is simply a term for "innovation in care". With today's technological solutions, we are able to increase the individual's quality of life, make everyday life more safe and secure for everyone, and give as many people the opportunity to be self-sufficient.
Briefly explained, welfare technology is an "ecosystem" of technical solutions, which, in large, should make it easier and safer for elderly to live longer in their own home. How? By connecting their medical record with the technology and place sensors in their homes to make sure that the users get the right help at the right time.
However, welfare innovation is not only about the elderly, or health in general, it is about making sure that the society as a whole is functioning in a better way – making every day a little easier and safer for all of us.