On International Day of Older Persons, the UN estimates that there are nearly a billion people in the world aged 60 or over, which is equivalent to 13 per cent of the global population. They expect that figure to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100.
Listening to music through headphones is increasingly common but can have an adverse effect on hearing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 billion youth are at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening habits.
What if the building you worked in knew who you were before you got through the door, could tell you your agenda for the day and adjusted the light and temperature to suit your needs wherever you were?
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been held on 3 December each year since 1992 to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, and celebrate their achievements. Over one billion people in the world have some form of disabili
Imagine contact lenses which proactively monitor the blood glucose levels of your tears and transfer that information to a doctor’s mobile device, or an intelligent management system for asthma, lower back issues or a smart health patch which keeps tabs on a patient’s vitals? Some of
Standards help tackle the challenges of certain disabilities Around 15% of the world population, or more than one billion people, live with some form of disability, according to the World Bank. There is a great need to provide access to essential services so these people can live heal