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The purpose is help to elderly and others, based on modern health, technology and organisation, perhaps a new way of delivering health.
The initiative is necessary to cope with increasing numbers of elderly worldwide.
This is Norway’s biggest project in 2020, based on tests in 34 communities, and coordinated with Sweden and Denmark. A corresponding EU-project is called AAL, Active and Assisted Living. Most local communities in Norway have initiatives.
Welfare Technology (WT) includes remote health, initially an EU project targeting heart disease, diabetes and COPD, now spreading to chronical diseases in general, including cancer and psychiatric disorders.
WT needs organisation to help users 24×7, including health journals, home testing and advice. Help to improved social life is planned.
WT needs new technology that is easy to learn and use, and also secure.
WT needs improved health systems targeting dementia, diets, training, home testing and motivation. Modern telemedicine is included, with extensions.
The book is targeted for 2021.