Post CES reflection on role of technology and Alzheimer's.
Boston, mid-May, 2016
So much investment on consumer tools...why not switch focus to medical error avoidance?
Family said a home medical alert system (Lifeline with Auto Alert) didn't send help when a woman fell and died.
Caregivers turn to smart-home technology and wearable devices to monitor family members.
Philips has launched its first-ever app that acts like an mPERS.
Passion blinds entrepreneurs, leading them to get overconfident and make bad choices at the worst times.
Turnover for home-aide workers is around 40% to 65% each year, average wage $9-10/hour.
What one new technology product do you think would be the biggest help to older people?
Cultivating older entrepreneurs for tech industry.
A pendant alert system is one of many technologies that are changing the lives of seniors and their caregivers for the better.
34% of lawyers polled said they are dealing with or expect to have senior clients who have been exploited.
White House Conference on Aging, which will take place in 2015 – the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act.
Pilot program uses wearable devices to track residents, most with dementia.
Why have them? Because we need them.
Smartphones are everywhere -- good thing we don't need them for anything vital.
It's about time.
From Silicon Valley to family in India.
We've been treated lately to a plethora of pronouncements about the arrival of the Internet of Things.
Tablets and brain fitness.
And if they call 911 in DC? Forget about first responders finding them.
Still not ready for prime time -- perhaps the smart phone link to home automation makes everything worse!
More than a mere convenience, today’s technology can streamline operations when integrated into the design fabric of community.
The report, to be issued Wednesday by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, says the agency has closed more than two dozen field offices in the last year.
Not exactly working just yet.
Seed-stage firm Generator Ventures, focused on new technologies to serve aging population, starts backing startups.
Changing the name and purpose of senior centers.