In addition to medical equipment (diagnostic equipment, therapeutic equipment, etc.) and nursing care equipment, this industry covers corporations which handle other equipment, facilities, and services that contribute to improved health. Japan has the longest average lifespan of any country in the word. At the same time, Japanese society is aging at a rate faster than any other country. As a result, Japan possesses diversified technological development and services in the fields of preventive medicine and welfare for the elderly. In particular, smart nursing care is being promoted through the use of technology such as robots, AI, and ICT. Through such innovation, Japan is actively increasing nursing care efficiency and reducing the load placed on caregivers.