Boomer-Senior Tech Business
Possible business investment area for boomer and aging technology product and service vendors
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:57
Louisville-based Innovate LTC, a business accelerator that focuses on the aging-care sector, plans to collaborate with others in the field following a recently signed agreement.
Innovate LTC, the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology and the Sarasota, Fla.-based Institute for the Ages plan to work together to stimulate "longevity innovation" through a new partnership. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 07:24
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 16:29
Organizations love to create infographics – but why? In one click-and-slow-scan, an infographic (information graphic) can tell a story that typically takes 20 slides or a lengthy narrative. Within the past few years they have become so trendy and pervasive, along with the free and/or inexpensive tools to create them, that people are now giving advice about how to create cleaner infographics – a good idea – some are pretty awful. In 2012, it seemed essential (although not clearly related to any objective, actually) to start collecting those that relate to aging, health, business and technology. Now there are quite a few, so let’s look at those from this past year – and perhaps some are useful in age-related businesses -- remember to scroll down past text in a few cases: >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:39
Philips and Georgetown’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative Examine Barriers to Technology’s Ability to Improve Quality of Life for Aging Population
Philips and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business released a survey today that found both baby boomers and Generation X (Gen X) place high value on technology as they age. However, 95 percent believe today’s technology needs to be better developed to help them successfully age at home, or age in place, for as long as possible.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:12
According to author, event at Stanford -- focus specifically on health-related issues.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:56
The fall is an event extravaganza – and oh, tech products to consider. Not counting the mHealth Summit yet to take place in December, AgeTech West in November, Health 2.0, ConnectedHealth Symposium – and coming soon, Digital Health and Silvers Summit at CES.So not to miss too many, here are a few from the near-term, again, trying to avoid the not-yet-launched, including those for caregivers as well as care recipients. And note – the descriptions of these come from the websites of the companies. Hint to founders – a website that starts with video is a bit lean. Paragraphs of text would help viewers understand the value proposition – and be searchable! >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:34
The fall is an event extravaganza – and oh, tech products to consider. Taking a look at AgeTech West in November, the mHealth Summit upcoming in December and the recent Health 2.0 and Connected Health Symposium events – and coming in 2014, there will be both Digital Health and Silvers Summit at CES. So as not to miss too many, here are a few selected from the near-term events, as always, hoping to avoid the not-yet-launched as well as including those for caregivers as well as care recipients. And please note – the descriptions of these come from the websites of the companies. Hint to founders – a website that starts with video is a bit lean. Paragraphs of text would help viewers better understand the value proposition – and be searchable! >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:16
Helping organizations grow businesses in more ways. When Aging in Place Technology Watch first launched in March, 2009, the intent was to mirror the services of a traditional Industry Analyst firm – client annual fixed price/time retainers, research reports, marketing white papers, and speaking engagements – offerings that are still very much in place and in use. But a few who read this blog know that over the past few years, the services have expanded – and could be of benefit to some blog readers. Contact email@example.com for client references, pricing, and to learn more about: >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 09:21
An upcoming and splashy event looms – time to market. We are in the fall show season and it shows. So the new product isn’t really tested past a slick prototype, but the brochures must get to the printers NOW. Why? CES (or Connected Health, ATA, or the mHealth Summit) is on the calendar and innovation is expected, no actually, innovation is mandated. For the price of a booth, press release, brochures, a demo device and all travel costs, marketers must market. Whether the product works? Not important for demo purposes. Does anyone need the offering? See the hype for 2010 launch of Healthrageous and now see the 2013 shutdown. >>> Read more . . .