If you're a senior interested in remaining in your home longer and aging in place, or the adult child of a senior who would like to know more information about your parents' well being without having to telephone constantly, you will be interested in this rundown of new home technologies.
Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently
If you work in the tech industry, it’s easy to forget that older people exist. Most tech workers are really young, so it’s easy to see why most technology is designed for young people. But consider this: By 2030, around 19% of people in the US will be over 65.
Tech for family caregivers: 3 ways entrepreneurs can help
Family caregiving is potentially a huge market, untapped primarily because it is unseen. It is also a complex market, and solutions to date have met with limited success, often due to a shallow understanding of user needs. But the needs are real and widespread, and enticing to bold, innovative entrepreneurs.
Gadgets To Help Grandma Live Independently
Worried that mom isn’t taking her medicine or that dad might wander out of the house at night? Want to sharpen their driving skills—or yours? There’s help for the sandwich generation facing these concerns: the continual roll-out of high-tech products designed to let aging parents live safely on their own.
Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcare
If you’re hoping to provide home care for a sick or elderly family member, startup CareZapp is building a technology platform to help.
Will The Internet of Things enable seniors to stay in their homes longer?
The claim from makers of the next generation of senior monitoring devices is that they will enable seniors to stay in their homes longer, living independently and feeling safer, knowing that they are being watched over, if only initially by a machine. Is this the technology system we’ve been awaiting?