Welfare technology is currently in focus in most parts of the world, municipalities, companies, educational institutions, and in central programs and foundations. New products are being developed and tested. The range of products where welfare technology is included is wide. There is a technology built into many aids and there is a new technology with touch screens and video communication for a broad wide of patient groups. It is a broad field that can be included under the designation welfare technology. This chapter explains the trends and scratches the background for the current interest in welfare technology along with science and innovation, which is often presented as a means to solve what is referred to as an aging population with more upcoming chronic diseases, fewer resources and limitations among the healthcare professionals and fewer hands to take care of required needs in healthcare sections.
Part of the book: Smart Healthcare