The GiraffPlus robot, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework, continuously monitors a patient’s health via a network of sensors placed in the home.
The United States spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012, or $8,915 per capita. This equates to 17.2% of the country’s gross domestic product, roughly double that spent by the average Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country.
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