Technological Innovation and the Future of Aging
Read Eric Dishman's follow-up blog post here.
With thousands of baby boomers turning 65 each day, this unprecedented demographic shift will have a profound impact on communities and economies for years to come. It will be especially challenging to provide quality health care at an affordable cost to older citizens, particularly the majority who wish to remain in their homes as long as possible.
On March 25, Eric Dishman, director of Health Innovation at the Intel Architecture Group, will discuss new “gray technologies” that may enhance social engagement, disease management, cognitive support and healthcare for the elderly at home. Dishman will offer examples from Intel’s research efforts, such as a high-tech phones that remind Parkinson’s patients to take their medication, while simultaneously measuring the tremors in their hands. He will also address how Oregon is at the forefront of developing new technologies, services, care models and jobs that address the challenge of global aging.
In his current position, Eric Dishman is responsible for driving Intel’s cross-business strategy, research, and policy initiatives for healthcare information technologies. He is an Intel Fellow – one of only 55 Intel executives awarded this designation in recognition for industry leadership in science, technology and innovation.