Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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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.

Doro CEO speaks at CES "Forever Young: Tech Assist for Life After 50"

01/06/2010

 Doro Senior Technology Designs Continue to Storm Across the U.S. in 2010

Global Demand Surges for Doro’s Award-Winning Mobile Phones
2010 International CES

Wellcore Announces Automatic Fall Detection and Wellness Monitoring System

01/06/2010

Wellcore Announces Automatic Fall Detection and Wellness Monitoring System
New Wireless Belt Clip Keeps Seniors Safe, Independent and Always Connected to Caregivers and Family

Cell phones for older individuals -- more features, fewer features, or smarter?

Don't get me wrong -- I love my BlackBerry.  Really for no reason except that it fairly reliably buzzes wherever I am so that I can read e-mails, 80% of which are basically junk. Which makes me a true junkie, I guess. Otherwise, my PC is vastly preferable -- with its big screen, connected to the fiber that I am lucky enough to have connected to my house. My cheap cell phone is a (slightly) better phone and doesn't make me feel like I am talking on a calculator.

Ten Tech Market Wishes for 2010

For those of you still staring at your computer screen in 2009, I just have one (!) more thing to say. Okay, well maybe 10 things. Here are my wishes for the tech market that has, but has not yet fully realized, the potential to better serve baby boomers and seniors in 2010.

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