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Healthcare Challenges:

  1. New & complex health conditions
    – Non-communicable diseases(high blood pressure, high blood glucose, physical inactivity, and obesity)
    – Emerging infectious diseases
  2. Ageing population
    (by 2030, 20% of population will be > 65 years old)
  3. Greater demand on healthcare manpower
  4. Affordability – rising health care costs
  5. Increasing demand for improved services

Healthcare Scene:
Government’s emphasis:

  1. Encouraging self-reliance
  2. Keeping healthcare affordable
  3. Promoting healthy lifestyle
  4. Engaging the community

(Source: DESIGNING FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE – THE SINGAPORE PERSPECTIVE and HOSPITAL DESIGN – SINGAPORE STYLE by Ruby Lai, Senior Consultant, CPG Consultants)

How this FYP project can address those challenges?

  • Raspberry Pi as an alternative low cost solution for many healthcare IT system (such as controller, monitoring system, pill dispenser) thus lowering the healthcare cost
  • Reduce healthcare manpower as automation is possible with Raspberry Pi
  • Portable system to improve self-reliance among patients and elderly
  • Promote innovation and improved services
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