Long commutes and sedentary lifestyles are damaging to personal and public health, but while there is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating a healthier United States, our transportation network itself can serve as preventive healthcare.
The winners of the National Healthcare Design Awards show how where you get your health care can have a big effect on the outcomes.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
Located at the Royal College of Art, this center undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. Its focus is on from design for ageing population to design to improve people’s lives across a range of social needs.
Provides a full spectrum of integrated vision + healthcare services helping people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions lead productive, dignified and fulfilling lives.
With the rapid development and evolvement of technology, wearable devices are next in line to create a trend. Simultaneously, getting fit and leading a healthy lifestyle is another trend that is taking over the current generation. Putting the two together, creating a wearable device for healthcare is something that will take lead in the coming years.
emote monitoring and telehealthcare are topics that often get raised when people discuss the future of the Aging In Place movement, and this app from Phillips may be a sign of things to come. The Vital Signs Camerauses the standard camera in your iPad or iPhone to monitor both your heart rate and breathing rate. The app’s software is able to recognize small changes in the color of your face to measure your heart rate with beat-to beat accuracy. Likewise, the camera tracks the movements of your chest to measure your exact breathing rate. The app can also create tables and graphs of a user’s history, helping to make sense of the data gathered and reveal any long-term trends. The newest version of the app can even monitor two people at the same time.