Chinese population is aging rapidly in recent years. The increasing demands for elderly care services, however, cannot be satisfied due to insufficient elderly care resources and low-level application of information technologies in this area. The development of internet has helped boost the market of smart elderly care products such as telemedicine, health monitoring devices, wearable devices and patient monitoring devices which are gradually used in the elderly care of individuals, families, communities and establishments. As for policy, the three Ministries issued ‘Action Plan for Developing Intelligent Health and Elderly Care Industry (2017-2020)’ to promote the growth of these industries. In light of the above, there are promising prospects for intelligent senior care industry with application of technologies like Internet of Things, cloud computing, big data and intelligent hardware.
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