Smart Technology for Health Longevity – Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering – May 2010, launched 22 July 2010

Posted on July 23, 2010. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Technology Assessment |

Smart Technology for Health Longevity – Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering – May 2010, launched 22 July 2010    ISBN 978 1 921388 11 8

“The key finding of this report by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering is that a national thrust on the development and application of smart technology for healthy longevity is vital to ensure a healthy, safe, secure and fulfilling future for the increasing aged population in Australia and the maintenance of a healthy, harmonious and prosperous society.”

Brief extract:
“With the demographic ageing of Australia’s population, a suite of emerging innovative technologies offers the prospect of enhanced security, safety, diagnosis, treatment and physical assistance to improve the quality of life for elderly people, to help them remain at home, and to provide financial savings in aged care and medical treatment.

There is already a substantial investment in research and development capacity in this area in Australia but more needs to be done to maintain, strengthen and coordinate this activity and to ensure that public and private aged care authorities and organisations can effectively utilise the outcomes. The Australian Government has a critical role to play by promoting a National Research and Development Agenda on Technology and Ageing to complement the National Strategy on Ageing and the recently announced National Enabling Technologies Strategy.”

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