Okiden C Plus C which is the joint project with the Okinawa Electric Power group, Japan Integration Co., Ltd., and Inspire Corporation, Urasoe city, Nago city, Nanjo city, Yaese village, and Ginoza village completed an agreement; under which they will work closely together and cooperate in order to conduct the pilot project due to the explosive expansion of the aging population. They will work together to solve social issues including a growing need for a larger workforce to care for the elderly by local governments, as well as an increase in the time and economic burden on families living with the elderly, contributing to the creation of a society filled with energy and smiles.
The rapid growth of the aging population and the shortage of young workers have become social issues. In Okinawa prefecture, the number of single elderly households has exceeded the national average, which has raised concerns for families who live apart and increases the burden on the community support. “New Mimamori (caring family monitor)” proposed by C plus C uses “Wi-Fi sensing technology + AI”, the most advanced IT technology, aiming to build a system that “always looks after the elderly in the whole community with care.” The level of care could not be realized by conventional methods involving physical visits by people. In this pilot project, C plus C will collaborate with municipalities and local organizations including neighborhood associations to evaluate the effectiveness of the system such as information sharing, communication, and urgent visits.
As a result of this agreement, C plus C has concluded agreements with nine (9) municipalities in Okinawa, including Okinawa city, Ginowan city, Tomigusuku city, and Naha city, all of which have already started initiatives. This has enabled them to work with local organizations that cover more than 60% of elderly single-person households in Okinawa Prefecture. In the pilot project that started last year, communication between users became more active, and early measures when they noticed something wrong with the physical condition of their elderly family members. In this way, the positive effects are beginning to be seen as efforts toward a life full of energy and smiles. With the participation of the five new municipalities, they will help to the pilot project in various situations including where elderly people and their families are geographically distant, depopulated or mountainous areas, and remote islands, and build a system where elderly people and their families who live apart can feel safer.
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Okiden C Plus C Official Website