Okiden C Plus C, which is the joint project with the Okinawa Electric Power group, Japan Integration Co., Ltd., and Inspire Corporation, agreed and just completed an agreement with Kunigami Village, Ogimi Village and Higashi Village for a pilot project. The purpose of the pilot project is to solve social issues including a growing need for a larger workforce to care for the elderly by local governments, as well as increased time and economic burden on families living with the elderly due to the explosive expansion of the aging population. They will work closely and cooperate to conduct the joint project, aiming to contribute to the creation of a society where the elderly are filled with energy and smiles.
In Okinawa prefecture, the number of single elderly households has exceeded the national average, which has raised concerns for families who live apart from their elderly relatives which increases the burden on 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.
With the participation of the villages of Kunigami Village, Ogimi Village, and Higashi Village in this agreement, in addition to the nine (9) municipalities in Okinawa which have already started initiatives, CplusC will provide service 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.
For more information, please visit the websites:
Okiden C Plus C Official Website