From smart-phones to superior healthcare, the way we live, work and communicate is increasingly influenced by digital products.
Laurie M. Orlov, founder of market research firm ‘Aging in Place Technology Watch’ and member of the Philips Aging Well Think Tank, explains the various innovations that are helping seniors to communicate, manage their health and contribute to society from the comfort of their own homes.
Technological advances are increasingly being credited with helping people to ‘Age in Place,’ extending the time older people can retain their independence, as well as allowing them to maintain their social networks. Orlov outlines that there are four key categories of Aging Well technologies at home:
Communication and Engagement - Technology to help older people engage with friends and family
Safety and Security - Tools to monitor and reassure seniors and their caregivers
Health and Wellness - Products to monitor and manage illness and chronic disease
Learning and Contributing - Remaining active in and knowledgeable about society
The article explains that can work to grow care provider relationships and improve the ability to age successfully.
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