China tech firms are getting into the elderly care market. Bi Fenghua, 66, uses a TV remote control to perform the video chat function provided by Lanchuang Network Technology's elderly care system. Photo: Reuters/Jason Lee

Cheap home care for the elderly: China tech makes inroads into emerging and fast growing market

  • China’s grey population of 250 million is expected to double by 2050 and tech companies are offering smart home solutions to elderly care
  • For US 15 cents a day, one tech firm gives users a webcam and TV, a voice assistant, an SOS system and links to telemedicine
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China tech firms are getting into the elderly care market. Bi Fenghua, 66, uses a TV remote control to perform the video chat function provided by Lanchuang Network Technology's elderly care system. Photo: Reuters/Jason Lee
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