Toshiba sees health tech for seniors as a $10 billion opportunity

Toshiba sees healthcare technology for seniors as a $10 billion opportunity, according to an article in Senior Housing News. The company is using LED televisions and imaging displays to launch its latest series of mobile tech solutions available for older adults, clinicians and other healthcare providers via a subsidiary.

"The healthcare industry is at an important transition, becoming increasingly digital and depending on technology more than ever," according to Wesley Smith, director of healthcare information systems at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Technologies like digital medical imaging, IP telephone communication systems and portable computer devices for application in the senior care market all intend to help older adults age independently at home and assist healthcare organizations better provide quality care.

"We see a big push of more and more people that don't want to go to the hospital when they get sick, so we asked ourselves 'what are ways to move healthcare to them?'" Smith says. Article

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