Quality of Life

Education for our children’s future
and healthcare for a prosperous life

Infrastructures for high-quality education and medical care need to be improved all over the world.
Through ICT, NEC promotes an equal and prosperous society that embraces diversity and allows all individuals to play an active role. We are constructing educational environments that overcome barriers of location and time, and enabling diverse healthcare services that include preventive medicine.

Providing an equal learning environment to children around the world

As social issues continue to become more complex and lifestyles of individuals more diversified, a society where there is no one correct answer is emerging—a society in which people acknowledge and respect each other’s differences.
There is increasing awareness that to prepare our children—the future leaders and caretakers of our society—for this new world, we will need to adopt an active learning (student-led, cooperative) approach that respect students’ diversity while enabling them to find problems and solutions on their own through group work and practical training.
Around the world, however, there is still a lack of infrastructures for receiving high-quality education. NEC will provide support through information and communications technologies (ICT) to realize environments that allow children around the world to equally and efficiently avail of active learning programs by providing EdTech (Education×Technology) solutions, such as deployment of remote classrooms in many different countries.

Creating a new healthcare system that integrates humans and ICT

Aging populations, increases in lifestyle-related diseases, ballooning healthcare costs and lack of medical personnel: To address these issues, we need a shift in mindset from treatment to prevention. By utilizing ICT such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) we can solve these problems and realize a more proactive healthcare approach. With AI-based interactive diagnosis that visualizes stress conditions and subtle changes in daily physical states, we can enable very early detection of disease and provision of appropriate health advice. Wearable devices can also be used to analyze vital signs and lifestyle data to provide more personalized and optimized healthcare solutions.
NEC is providing personalized healthcare services that integrate humans and ICT to create a society where every person can live an active, healthy and prosperous life.

NEC initiatives for the future

NEC has been pursuing advanced initiatives aimed at solving problems in medicine and improving healthcare services.

Healthcare Strategy Office: focus on next-generation healthcare

NEC aims to leverage the power of AI to reduce the burden of medical staff and improve patient quality of life (QOL), as well as create social values, such as the optimization of healthcare costs and extension of healthy life expectancy.
NEC is already participating in a project to create a collaborative platform for medical institutions throughout the country to collect and utilize medical information for detecting adverse effects of drugs. We are also working with medical institutions to deploy “Japan-style” medical services globally. Our ultimate goal is to realize high quality healthcare services that are equally available to all people.
To achieve this, NEC will collaborate with medical institutions, governments, other companies, and organizations from various disciplines, using ICT to create new values in the field of healthcare.

Creation of values through new healthcare ICT models

Reading NEC Vision Book 2017

More information about NEC's vision for social value creation and the steps we are taking to achieve this vision can be found in NEC's Vision Books.