Demographic and healthcare vulnerabilities driving health tech developments

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If current trends continue, by 2029 China’s population will peak at 1.44 billion, with dramatically imbalanced ratios of young to old (4 grandparents, 2 parents, 1 child) putting unprecedented pressure on younger generations. This dependency ratio (non-working: working people) is set to increase from 42% to 67% by 2050, by when a quarter of the Chinese population (350 million) will be over 65. These demographics obviously have major societal and economic implications, especially around elderly care.

The Netherlands Innovation Network has published a magazine on AI in Health with contributions from all over the world. Today, China’s contribution was published and can be found on the website of the RVO.

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