Boomer-Senior Tech Business

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

High-tech devices to meet housing and care needs of older people

Enter the robot – or at least a spectrum of technology to make independent living easier, safer and even companionable in a weird, techie way.

06/07/2013

Five Directories of Technology Products for Aging in Place

Directory of tech offerings -- is there one? Are you often asked the question – where is the list of technology products for older adults – is there one Consumer Reports-like resource that reviews and will help me figure out what is available that could be useful for an aging relative or client?   Unfortunately, there really isn’t one source, but there are some resources that could be useful – here is a getting-started list that you can feel free to augment with comments: >>> Read more . . .

Kauffman FastTrac Receives Sponsorship from AARP to Pilot Entrepreneurship Course for Baby Boomers

02/25/2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo.(Feb. 25, 2013) – Baby boomers residing in New York City, Southern California and South Florida may soon find it easier to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship thanks to a new sponsorship agreement between Kauffman FastTrac and AARP. In an outreach to its membership, AARP has agreed to underwrite the bulk of expenses for 60 aspiring entrepreneurs age 50+ to enroll in a Kauffman FastTrac course. >>> Read more . . .

The AARP is looking for some good Baby Boomer entrepreneurs to back

On a mission to both bring more innovation to the 50+ crowd and sow entrepreneurial seeds among the demographic.

03/28/2013

OATS Launches Country’s First Technology-Themed Community Center for Older Adults

03/21/2013

Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), a New York-based nonprofit that provides free technology education to older adults, announced the grand opening of its Senior Planet Exploration Center.

This is the country’s first — and only — technology-focused community center for those aged 60 and older. >>> Read more . . .

A New Game for Microsoft's Kinect

From Retail to Health Care, Developers Are Building Products Based on the Motion Sensing Device.

03/19/2013

For Modern Retirees, There’s No Place Like Home

The desire to stay in one’s home as long as possible and the interest in living in big-city neighborhoods or suburban downtowns.

03/12/2013

Care.com Tech for Aging in Place

Tech recommendations.

03/11/2013

Aging in Place Technology Watch February, 2013 Newsletter

For engineers and visionaries – a grandmother inspires. I hear it so often – the entrepreneur’s grandmother, father, mother inspired the inventor to move forward with inventions – that includes long-time players like GrandCare Systems, It’s Never Too Late (IN2L) or Eric Dishman and Intel – are good examples – but it also includes brand new entrants like myLively and Serality.   Or an inspired and wealthy founder with a long history of entrepreneurship and business tries something new – GreatCall (from the telecom industry) and now CareZone, founded by an ex-Sun executive. >>> Read more . . .

What types of firms enable technology innovation for older adults?

For engineers and visionaries – a grandmother inspires. I hear it so often – the entrepreneur’s grandmother, father, mother inspired the inventor to move forward with inventions – that includes long-time players like GrandCare Systems, It’s Never Too Late (IN2L) or Eric Dishman and Intel -- good examples – but it also includes brand new entrants like myLively and Serality. Or an inspired and wealthy founder with a long history of entrepreneurship and business tries something new – GreatCall (from the telecom industry) and now CareZone, founded by an ex-Sun executive. >>> Read more . . .

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