Category: Healthcare opportunities
New Technology for Older Adults: Interview
San Francisco radio station KALW recently aired this short interview with me, on New Technology for Older Adults. You can listen to it here: http://kalw.org/post/interview-richard-caro-new-technology-aging-adults
Keeping Aging Parents Safe
Mary Hulme and I gave a talk last week about our eBook on Activity-tracking Home Sensor Systems at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. You can listen and watch it below. And if you read on you can see how to get a free copy Jan 12/13th if you wish.
Activity-tracking Sensor System: Older Adults Home Alone
Mary Hulme (a geriatric consultant and dementia care specialist) and I just published a non-fiction e-Book (on “Activity-tracking Home Sensor Systems“). If you are at all interested in the topic, we would love it if you would check it out. 🙂 We did a lot of research on this new class of products, that are…
Co-creation and aging
Last month I gave a talk on co-creation and the future of aging at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. You can view the entire talk below. It’s about the intersection of several megatrends: the rapid growth in the elderly in most countries over the coming decades; the sad fact that society is ignoring a…
What do seniors worry about?
Over at Tech-enhanced Life we are trying to build a co-creation community to improve the quality of life of us all as we age. And help the families of seniors “worry less”. We think the place to start is by understanding the challenges seniors face. In a series of interviews and survey questions we have…
Mentoring Lean healthcare startups @ UCSF. Fascinating.
I am a mentor at present in Steve Blanks course at UCSF on lean startup methodology for healthcare startups. It’s fascinating to see the methodology being deployed simultaneously across a whole cohort of startups. The main takeaway is just how rapidly the “get out of the building” approach leads to important insights by the entrepreneur.…
What if tech really could take 20 years off your age?
My favorite question when I meet someone with an idea for a new venture is: “what problem are we trying to solve?“ Recently, I have been meeting quite a few new ventures in the “aging” space, and when I ask this question, I get a broad range of answers, many of which don’t quite resonate…
Aging “gray tsunami”: challenge or opportunity?
I have been doing a lot of work over the last year or two on projects that relate to our growing elderly population, and the seductive idea that novel technology may somehow make the life of the aging population better, and perhaps the care of the elderly cheaper. The demographics are typically framed as “a…
Crowdfunding done right: Scanadu’s tricorder
I’ve been excited about the potential of crowdfunding for quite a while (here and here). The campaign that launched this morning on Indiegogo by Scanadu (developing a Tricorder) is a good example of a campaign done right, and shows the potential of this approach. The campaign reached its goal of $100K in 2 hours. It’s…
Copying what works to reduce healthcare costs
If, as a country, we cared about improving the ratio of quality to costs in our healthcare system, why wouldn’t we: Look for examples of things that already “work”, either in the USA or abroad; and copy them? In a post yesterday that got me thinking, John Goodman makes the point that: there are real…