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Google launches new company to focus on aging health and well-being

Google launches new company to focus on aging health and well-being | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Internet giant is set to take on aging and illness.... "issues that affect all our families,” Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page said in the posting. “With some longer term, moonshot thinking around health care and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives.”


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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:50 AM

Calico will address the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Still in its infancy, this promising Google business venture will be one to watch closely.

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How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape

How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it

How sensors are having a major impact on innovation and the competitive landscape for the life sciences industry (medical devices, diagnostics and pharma)..

 To learn more and see examples in each of the categories visit : http://www.hitconsultant.net/2013/09/11/how-sensors-are-transforming-the-life-sciences-industry-landscape/


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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:27 AM

Lightweight and wireless, wearable and ambient sensors can be an important part of an overall system to remotely manage chronic health conditions via cloud-based storage and applications. While this enables aging and chronically ill adults to to remain in their home environment, there also needs to be ongoing training and tech support for the users, which is often where the funationality of this concept fails.

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 9:14 AM

Sensors - the eyes and ears of the WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) for healthcare applications, and there are so many others for many other applications

Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 28, 7:40 PM

New sensor technology enables seniors to stay independent longer.