Catalyst Awardee

Project Description

Dementia-MDIC Patch for Healthy People

Chen-Hsun Weng, Ph.D. | National Cheng Kung University, Medical Device Innovation Center (MDIC), Tainan, Taiwan; Yu-Sheng Lin, Ph.D. | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology; and Sing Yung Bu, MS (MDIC), Jamie Liao, BS (MDIC), and Hans Chiang, MS (MDIC)
Competition Sponsor: Academia Sinica
Awardee Year: 2020

For improving dementia care through innovative solutions, Dementia-MDIC is proud to present our project to have better the lives of seniors with mild cognitive impairments (MCI) and dementia. Our research has highlighted the potential of the use of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) connections in reducing the need for emergency and institutionalized care for patients and caregivers. It also illustrates that there is a possibility to lessen the costs of healthcare systems increasing the healthcare systems’ sustainability in the face of the world’s aging population. Dementia-MDIC has developed a technological tool, which facilitates remote supports to patients affected by MCIs. This tool has the possibility to increase the chance of a more independent life, which is often an ongoing struggle for patients. Conditions such as dementia create serious consequences to the ability to maintain autonomy, as patients often become reliant on their relatives and health caregivers. Dementia is a growing healthcare challenge in the world. It is undoubtedly going to present new challenges for the healthcare systems, surrounding communities, and society.

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View this project poster, first displayed at the 2021 Global Innovator Summit.

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