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IDC Market Note - Adding Life to Life: Reimagining Remote Senior Care

This market note by IDC on eldercare solutions highlights the joint initiative by TCS and Singapore Management University (SMU) towards developing a program called CareSeniors (formerly called SHINESeniors), to help Singapore's elderly age in place. The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, one in four people in Asia-Pacific would be over 60 years old (a total of 1.3 billion people), resulting in deep social, economic, and political implications. This pilot program leverages a technology ecosystem that enables better caregiving and community well-being in relation to aging care services.

As part of this ecosystem, non-intrusive sensors installed can help the non-profit and volunteering community to continuously monitor and respond to senior members’ needs. The program rests on the premise that aging in place is meaningful only with an ecosystem-driven support of care services and family members, underlined by the use of technologies such as IoT.

The IDC market note highlights unique offerings from TCS and SMU via the CareSeniors program and also summarizes some global best practices in the elderly care system in the area of technology for senior citizens.