Designing and Adapting Healthcare Products for an Aging Population

The population is aging and creating a market for healthcare products that meet their unique needs. Suppliers have excellent opportunities to bring innovation to their customers as a long-term business growth strategy.
--By Wilfred Smith

The number of Americans who will be 65+ by the year 2050 is estimated to be more than 92 million which is twice today's number. This is a population with a variety of special needs, ranging from "arthritis caps" on medicine bottles to sophisticated technology-driven home medical monitoring devices. In the non-pharmaceuticals industry, the senior population needs assistance with modifying their lifestyles, maintaining their mobility and managing chronic diseases.

For suppliers, the opportunities are endless in designing and adapting healthcare products for an aging population. Those that bring innovation to their customers are likely to experience phenomenal growth.

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