Boomer-Senior Tech Business

Possible business investment area for boomer and aging technology product and service vendors

Staying overnight to try out a retirement home

Who writes these headlines? But anyway -- CCRCs market by offering try-before-you-buy visits.

01/15/2010

How to let others know how your business is doing

How is a market entrant doing? I have spent much of the past year looking at websites of tech companies in the aging-tech or digital health-tech areas. As part of this look, I am always trying to figure out how these companies are doing. Talking to the company executives is interesting, but the website, to me is very revealing and sometimes contradicts verbal descriptions of momentum. To me, these are visible indicators of company health: >>> Read more . . .

Emotional Connectedness -- The Healthcare Connection

New startup Emota's 'emotional networking technology', now under development.

01/14/2010

Residents of Darien CT Want 'Aging in Place Services)

This includes taxi service, among others.

01/14/2010

Giving electronic commands with body English

Could gestures be a useful user interface for technology for boomers, seniors?

01/12/2010

Ten Technologies from CES -- A Wrap

How CES is it? So by today, the press folks at the Consumer Electronics Show must have quite the headache from the racket and flashing displays. The Las Vegas onslaught of new electronics has been described in the NY TImes as a 'Deluge of Devices for Reading and Surfing', but I like Engadget's more playful term -- 'crapgadget' for overpriced flash and gadgetry that so dominates the show. And how nice, we have new meaning for the phrase 'killer' app, in every sense of the word -- like the Ford Sync technology, in-dashboard 10-inch screen tech that will enable you to surf the Internet while driving -- something you used to do with your iPhone or BlackBerry, but that is so yeseterday. 

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New killer: high tech in the front seat of the car

"How many people will this gadget kill?"

01/08/2010

Old Age, New Gizmos -- or Gizmos Are Dead, Long Live Services?

Rant on.  The Times New Old Age take on this weekend's Silvers Summit at CES: "American tech companies, taking notice of the unmistakable demographic trends, have launched a surge." Is Silvers Summit a surge? Are 'major tech companies' actively and broadly engaged? What you're seeing (as described and in CES press releases) is some innovation from small start ups -- and in an unproven market area, it is probably best thought of as experimentation. >>> Read more . . .

Relaxation time -- Product Trend Report January 2010

Aging in place features quietly entering the bathroom. Universal design -- or 'multi-generational' design?

01/07/2010

Interview with Joseph Coughlin, MIT AgeLab

Discusses a few of AgeLab's projects.

01/04/2010
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