Health Care for the Elderly (Nortel Networks)
The Problem In the coming years, a large percentage of the population will be moving into retirement and old age. This generation of Baby Boomers is generally far more comfortable with technology than current seniors, and can be expected to maintain their interest in technology as their physical abilities decline and health care needs increase. A great opportunity, then, lies in developing accessible technologies that improve seniors' connectivity, happiness and standard of care. Project Overview The Nortel SCOPE team will work on developing a product or service in the area of health care for elderly people, with an emphasis on the use of telecommunications technology. The first semester will be spent meeting with users to determine their needs and goals, and then brainstorming possible solutions to the problems that we have identified. With Nortel's approval, we will select one product or service to go forward with by the end of the first semester, and will have a working prototype by the end of the academic year.