Boston area -- July 17-August 26, 2015
Boston, September 15-16, 2015
LeadingAge Boston November 1-4, 2015
Health 2.0, Santa Clara, CA, October 4-7, 2015
Technology can help people stay at home longer.
A new study that suggests the start of middle age is no longer 45 or 50 but, instead, 60.
At summit, experts discussed making technology accessible to seniors. A study on topic was also released by AARP.
Honor hopes to start a trend of tech companies focusing on the needs of seniors.
Updated: (01-29-2015) Technology Market Overview Report Click here
Published: (06-20-2014) Challenging Innovators 2014 Report Click here
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Updated (8-25-2012) Aging and Health Technology Report Click here
Updated (7-31-2012) The Future of Home Care Technology Click here
Published (2-14-2012) Linkage Technology Survey Age 65-100 Report Click here
Published (4-29-2011) Connected Living for Social Aging Report Click here
Systems, services, devices to help promote wellness and manage chronic disease
Surprise: Information Technology may not lower cost of care. Read more ... about Is information technology a way to lower health costs?
Please tell me I am wrong. Read more ... about As funding for aging tech rises, are near-term solutions elusive?
Jitterbug announced a new phone this past week -- the Jitterbug J -- that I find striking -- simply because of its newly announced LiveNurse capability, offered as an additional service. Base service rate plans have risen from $10/month to $14.99 (50 minutes). The $147 phone (not cheap!) is Bluetooth compatible, sleeker looking, with a speaker for hands-free/headset use. Read more ... about Jitterbug J -- LiveNurse phone app tests the health care water
It's a great move forward for seniors to connect to the Internet and find purpose in their lives, as this Times article describes. The 14 hours a day spent on Eons and PoliceLink.com -- I guess that's good. Read more ... about Let's help seniors engage -- beyond social networking
Philips helps the hospital continues to move into the home with a portable ventilator. Read more ... about Philips Expands Home Healthcare Commitment
It's always hard to tell whether something is observation or insight (or just plain wrong). But I've done 13 interviews in the past few months about home health technologies, with vendors ranging from A (Advanced Warning Systems) to Z (Zume Life). I am beginning to see a pattern about product offerings that seems to have three dimensions. These may be related to product success long term -- cost, capital, clinician involvement. Read more ... about Are these dimensions or drivers of home health technologies?
A Boston study about using web camera and telephone to consult with a patient. Read more ... about Virtual doctor visits -- new study about effectiveness
Grandparents become 'tech savvy.' Read more ... about The 'Nana' generation -- seniors embracing technology
Connecticut’s elderly population will increase 69 percent by the year 2030 while the number of direct-care health workers is expected to decline 10 percent, the report states. Read more ... about Connecticut -- aging population, not enough direct care workers
Trial shows that receiving automated e-mail reminders to do healthy activities works. Read more ... about E-nagging Can Increase Healthy Activity
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