One such product is Intel's Health Guide, a device that let doctors monitor a patient's health remotely.
An excerpt from the BW article describing the technology:
"Each day after he woke up, he'd step on a scale and strap on a blood-pressure cuff that were attached to the Health Guide. The device collected his vitals and zapped them to his doctor's office. From there, nurse Marie DiCola scoured the data, and if she noticed anything amiss, she dialed up Lang and chatted with him over Health Guide's videophone."
Besides Intel (INTC), the aging-in-place market has attracted the likes of General Electric (GE), Philips Electronics, Honeywell (HON), Bosch, and dozens of technology startups. I think Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) is also in the space.Also mentioned in the article was an advocacy group that Intel and 400 other technology and health-care organizations formed called the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST). The group's mission is to fight to improve the reimbursement outlook for aging-in-place technologies.
A good newsletter to read to follow the aging in place technology market is aging in place technology watch. - or this blog :-)