Session2-4 Respect aging society and end-of-life medical care at home by utilizing IoT/AI

Masa Kawamukai ~HAPPY PROJECT LLC ~


Masa Kawamukai belong to happy project.
I want to share some idea to make the aging society more happier.
So let me start with this, my grandfather died almost 30 years ago. He died at home.
I met him one day before he passed away. And when I saw him at home, I almost saw the dead body but he was alive. Family accepted his death gradually. Spend more time to accept death and stay with them before they die. Almost 80 percent of people die at home. 30 years from then 80 percent die at the hospital. I think something is wrong with that. When someone dies at the hospital and family member comes and accepts. But the government wants them to die at home. But there is no such technology to do that at home. So, I would like to support the problem with my technology.
Here, I have been testing marketing ever since 4 years and look here monitor by sensors remotely, of Toyama prefecture. And also, we asked to monitor people via remote ECG, while knowing the humidity, temperature. We wanted to share the information via cloud. Those devices, P2P network devices, they are connected by internet, WiFi at home. So this technology is already made and also we will releasing a product by next year. So we can make it covered by insurance so you only need to pay 1000 yen per month. (Remote monitoring only) But these system with ECG need a partner to develop. So many people died at the hospital but if you have this portable system to ECG monitor. This portable ECG is connected to smart phones, you'll be able to see the heart rate. It could be connected by cloud. Hospital and family members and doctors will be able to monitor. And those heartbeat rates can be studied by AI. Therefore, AI will be able to forecast the time of death. So that the family member will be able to call the doctor in a timely manner. So, the market size, every year 1.6 million people die, 80 percent die at hospital, 20 percent die at home. We calculate that if we only charged 10percent of those people using our system, charged 5,000 yen per month, 1.9 million us dollars at an estimate of profit. So, here is the partner, SKEED their core technology P2P network expert, and also BirdsView and their strong paramedic and medical area so they are making a matching system with hospitals and making preventing medical. So happy project makes the social design. Making human centric based on liberal arts. So, I want to make the people happy, and to respect the dignity of people at the end of life.


HAPPY PROJECT_川向正明.jpg He was born and grew up in Kyoto and studied at Liberal Arts College in Oakland, CA both undergraduate and graduate school.
He worked one of big accounting firm and fingerprint venture company in Silicon Valley until dot-com bubble. Since back in Japan, he worked in several industries including investment firm, hospitality, IT. Now he runs his own small consulting firm and an associate professor /producer at Liberal Arts Innovation Center in Kyoto University Art & Design.