Gilad Hadas Handelsman is Director of Data & Research at JDC Eshel. He is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s research policy supporting the impact-focused strategy.
Gilad works with management, strategic partners, and professional staff to instill impact-oriented and data-driven decision-making tools and processes, promote innovative research initiatives, and support strategic research planning and application. Previously he served as Director of Measurement and Evaluation and Director of Strategic Partnerships at JDC-ESHEL.
He has B.A. from the PPE program (philosophy, political science and economy) and an M.A. in NGO management of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Gilad lives in Jerusalem.
Disruptive Technology for Preventive Geriatric Care and the Optimization of Aging
Gilad Hadas JDC-Eshel, Israel
As we grow old our functional abilities decline affecting our lives significantly. Early detection in old age can prevent/preserve functional decline. Yet the existing solutions to this matter are not proven as effective enough. JDC-Israel and Invisi.care are examining a unique product, leveraging existing data accumulated by telecom operators into an inexpensive effective large-scale proactive early detection tool. Enabling a new approach to prevention-oriented services in the community.
With over a half-century of experience, JDC-Eshel has developed incredible solutions for enhancing the lives of the elderly in communities. By building the Supportive Community model, JDC-Eshel facilitates aging at home and collaboratively reduces costs through a sustainable business model and a unique lean model of operation.
The Invisi.care product is a novel, inexpensive and simple approach to early detection of functional decline in older adults. The product has none of the disadvantages of existing solutions: it is easy to onboard, has no hardware, requires no behavioral changes from the beneficiary, is easy to scale and is based on existing accumulated personalized telecom data.
In the public-social sector, early detection and preventive interventions are the ideal. They are cheaper, more effective and prevent more suffering for the older adult. Yet unfortunately, most public services find it very hard to identify functional decline related issues in older adults when they initially appear, let alone detect the functional decline before there is a problem for the individual.
Developing novel disruptive technology and incorporating it into public\social spheres is a very complex and risky endeavor. Invisi.care’s product, on top of the Supportive Community model, has the potential to be a game changer and to transform geriatric health/social care systems. Improving both effectiveness of services, minimizing suffering and enabling all of us to age significantly better. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
The public sector has the opportunity and the responsibility to advance this endeavor, make sure it stays on the ethical tracks, and make sure this technology will affect and reach those who need it most.
In the conference we will show how implementing this product will enable revolutionary, easy and early detection, making social-public services more efficient both in the planning and utilization of public resources, and the outcomes of interventions for the older adults.