Homage’s Gillian Tee on how technology can serve the world’s aging population – TechCrunch
Before launching Homage, Tee was co-founder of New York-based Rocketrip. For example, many patients need mobility assistance, so Homage assesses what kind of transfers they are able to safely perform. Then its matching technology decides which caregivers are best suited for a patient, and final assignments are made by Homage’s staff. Remote consultations fit into the “high-touch,” or in-person, care side of the company’s business because many patients need regular screenings or consultations with doctors and specialists. Tee said at minimum, half a million caregivers need to be mobilized within the next five to ten years in Japan in order to meet demand.