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  • A health-oriented mobile plan for seniors
  • A health-oriented mobile plan for seniors
    Roel Wijnants (2015) ©

A health-oriented mobile plan for seniors

A third of over 65s suffer a fall each year, but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it – despite risks of brain trauma and fractures. A mobile plan geared towards seniors is set to make direct access to healthcare more accessible, easing familial concerns in the process.



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