Here Comes Silver Economy! Database for the Future Life of Seniors Here Comes Silver Economy! Database for the Future Life of Seniors
Here Comes Silver Economy! Database for the Future Life of Seniors
Targeting the social aging trend of Taiwan, Stans Foundation Chinese Consumer Center officially released the “Let’s Talk about Happy Living: Survey on the Living Needs of Future Seniors”. It includes nearly 70,000 first-hand data and welcomes society to use it to create value-added service and establish a comprehensive silver industry.
First Need of Seniors: Taking Care of Daily Life
According to the survey, the top 3 needs for seniors are “taking care of daily life on their own”, “having nutritious and healthy diet” and “going to doctors effectively”. The Chinese Consumer Center discovered that interviewees above the age of 50 are willing to accept IoT technology, especially those can remote monitor fire source and other household safety functions are popular among seniors. Technologies such as receiving medicines at pharmacies near home, active notification by hospitals to know their progress, establishing examination centers at communities, automatic medical cashier system and other technologies have also made seniors more convenient when going to the doctor.
Smart Hospital Solves Seniors’ Problems
“Health Risk Pre-notification” ranks 4th on the seniors’ service needs. Interviewees commonly believed that the data on health examination reports were too abstract. Therefore, if concrete suggestions on diet, daily routine, exercise and others can be provided in the future, it can be more conducive in self health management. Similarly, seniors do not know how to save themselves when they suddenly feel physically uncomfortable. If health detection equipment is installed with GPS, it will make the seniors’ life safer by providing self-aid suggestions and calling their family or passerby for help when they feel physically uncomfortable.
Database with 70,000 Data Is Released
This was the first survey actively answered by seniors. Its original data will be available to the public and the complete questionnaire content, information, analysis report and open source can be retrieved from its website. We expect that by opening the research data on seniors’ needs may provide more value-added application for society and invest their innovative R&D energy on solving seniors’ needs to provide them with outstanding products and innovative services.
Website of “Let’s Talk about Happy Living”: https://happyliving-opendata.stansfoundation.org/