The world is aging quickly, and goverments around the world are increasing investments to tackle the aging population challenges.

Recently, the Johns Hopkins University received a $20 million grant from the National Institute on Aging that will develop artificial intelligence (AI) devices to improve the health of older adults and help them live independently for longer — a relatively untapped use of this technology. The funds, spread over five years, will launch an AI and technology collaboratory (AITC), which will be led by world-renowned researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Carey Business School, as well as stakeholders including older Americans and caregivers, technology developers and innovators, and industry partners.

The AITC will include eight core areas that will eventually bring technologies into the marketplace.

As a pioneer in applying AI technology to senior care, AltumView will collaborate with the Hopkins AITC as an industry partner.

Since 2018, AltumView has developed the Sentinare smart activity sensor system for senior care, including the Sentinare smart sensor, cloud server, mobile App, and web hub. The Sentinare sensor uses deep learning technology to monitor seniors’ activities, collect health statistics, and detect emergencies such as falls. To protect privacy, only stick figure animations are transmitted instead of videos. The Sentinare sensor was selected as a 2021 Innovation Award Honoree by CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. The product has been in the markets of US, Canada, China, HK, Taiwan, and Japan, and AltumView is collaborating with many leading companies in the world.

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