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Better life & Wellbeing

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Chinese population keeps on growing and the population structure will eventually grow the relative amount of elderly people in China. How will 1 billion elders be taken care of in the future?

Better life & Wellbeing

Background

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization, which add value to the life cycle of any building.
Chinese population keeps on growing and the population structure will eventually grow the relative amount of elderly people in China. Elderly people have very distinct challenges when considering movement, transportation and day-to-day activities. Especially in the future this will be a big challenge, since most of elders can’t have enough physical and mental care from their children due to one child policy and young people migration to big cities.
Studies show that social interaction is one of the most important factors affecting mental health and well-being. And Elderly care homes are not widely accepted by Chinese yet. At KONE we want to understand how the perfect elderly care model in the future should be organized and how could we support it.

Challenge

KONE moves around billions of people daily & wants to keep on serving the people of all segments also in the future. The shift in population structure creates a vast need for assisted living.
What are the future needs and wants of elderly people? How do they want to live their lives? What support do they need?
How can we as KONE support the high quality of living for elderly people in the future?

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