Internet of Things for Active Aging

Online Course

Future Learn
Internet of Things for Active Aging

What is the course about?

Internet of Things for Active Aging
The course Internet of Things for Active Aging is an online class provided by Taipei Medical University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn about how the Internet of Things can help people aging well with this free online course.
Course description
  • 4 weeks
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors – devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course.
  • You’ll learn about how older adults and clinicians manage health problems and health pain points, and how to check up-front for the real problems seniors need technological help solving.
  • This course will teach you about the different aspects of developing a useful health tool. Using a detailed case study you will learn about why current digital health tools often fail and how to create digital health products that experts can recommend, and that seniors and family caregivers will find beneficial. We’ll also examine the benefits of wearable devices for telecare and telemonitoring of elderly and lonely patients.
  • Understand Taiwan’s health system
  • The Taiwanese government have several nationwide health policies, including “active aging” and “age-friendly cities” that enjoy wide participation. We’ll review these policies and other aspects of Taiwan’s health system to see what can be learned from a system that has offered universal care and unlimited provider choice, while still keeping administrative costs under 1% of health expenditures, for the last 20 years.
  • Introduction to geriatric care
  • Knowing the real problems while ageing and how to participate
  • Introduction to health technologies (Internet of Things)
  • Learn about developing useful health tools
  • Describe difficulties while aging
  • Explore the technologies that could promote healthy aging
  • Improve understanding of new technologies related to personal health
  • There are no special requirements for this course but an interest in healthcare, technology or Taiwan would be useful.
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

Prerequisites & Facts

Internet of Things for Active Aging

Course Topic

Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology

University, College, Institution

Taipei Medical University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Internet of Things for Active Aging

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Taipei Medical University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Taipei Medical University
Topic: Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology
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