MIT partners with digital health business to develop home healthcare tech for elderly population  

Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology has partnered with pharmaceutical firm Servier's digital health business, WeHealth, to conduct research on technology for home healthcare.

Four things to know:

1. The MIT AgeLab, a multidisciplinary research program aimed toward improving elderly people's quality of life, and WeHealth will launch the AgeLab C3 Connected Home Logistics Consortium program.

2. The program will specialize in developing digital health solutions for aging home healthcare patients.

3. Joseph Coughlin, MD, principal investigator of the C3 Consortium Program, said technology holds potential to to address some of the aging population's healthcare challenges.

"The introduction of ambient intelligence throughout the time, empowered by machine learning algorithms, is especially well positioned to motivate healthy behavior and proactively reduce the probability of catastrophic event such as missed doses of medication and falls," Dr. Coughlin said in a news release.

4. The program aims to establish interoperability between different technological solutions on the market and EHRs, as well as enhanced security to ensure patient privacy.

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