We’re getting older. Today in the UK there are more people over 60 than under the age of 18 and within twenty years around a third of our population will be over 60 years old. One recent study predicts that life expectancy will increase by 4.2 years over this period while healthy life expectancy will increase by just 2.6 years. Our ageing population is likely to have more healthcare requirements than fewer, particularly for the management of chronic conditions.
The demand for lifestyle and healthcare solutions that address this demographic shift represents a £1.5billion market opportunity for assisted living technology in the UK alone and the Assisted Living Action Network will be holding a series of four networking seminars over the next 12 months to bring together business, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to discuss the key issues, identify the business challenges and collaborate and create commercial opportunities in this market.
ALAN Networking Seminars:
Events held at the Bath Ventures Innovation Centre, Broad Quay, Bath, BA1 1UD
Delegate Places £10 (inc. refreshments)
From Health Service to Self-Service: The promise of technology mediated health behaviour change. 5.30pm - 7.30pm Thursday 7th July 2011
• Professor Chris Eccleston Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath
• Professor Leela Damodaran, Department of Information Science,
For enquiries please contact Lisa Austin, Research Manager;