Smart Inititaives to Improve Healthcare
The number of elderly citizens in Singapore is projected to reach 900,000 by 2030. Combined with our low birth rates, the burden of caring for our seniors will get heavier, which makes our healthcare needs a priority. As we move towards being a Smart Nation, we’re constantly exploring technology to create healthcare solutions to proactively meet these needs.
Currently, our health initiatives focus on equipping Singaporeans with the information and tools to better take control of their health and healthcare needs, so that they are prepared for the future.
These are some of the Smart Nation health initiatives we’re working on right now:
Robotics and assistive tech offer us solutions to better help our seniors and those with disabilities to be more mobile.
This convenient one-stop health portal lets Singaporeans easily access their medical records and browse useful health tips, articles and news.
With the integration of wearable step-tracker tech with our National Steps Challenge™, we’re encouraging Singaporeans to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Can technology help spot early signs of dementia? GovTech is piloting Project Pensieve, a screening tool that can detect signs of dementia by analysing a user’s drawings.
Singapore Eye Lesion Analyser (SELENA+) is a deep-learning AI software system that can detect potential threatening eye conditions accurately and efficiently.
Bringing healthcare into the home not only makes it more convenient for patients, it also improves our efficiency to deliver these services.