Albert Saiz discusses Assisted Living Innovations
October 17th, 2017
Albert Saiz, Director of the MIT Center for Real Estate, discusses innovation and technology in the senior housing sector.
The future of senior living will likely include remote sensors that monitor residents, automatized pill and IV dispensers and the robotization of services, the report stated.
Already, the senior living industry is seeing a slow-but-steady influx of futuristic robot technology.
“These technologies will [also] arrive both in the home and in skilled care facilities,” Saiz said, noting that their increased usage could be spurred by a future labor crisis.
“As life expectancy and quality of medical care continue to rise, the number of elderly people per working age citizen…is going to increase,” he said. “We will require technologies to play a role.”