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Including use of technology.


Including use of technology.


Health IT is being embraced by providers, caregivers and elders themselves.


The foundry is cultivating innovations that help older adults age at home.


At the Louisville Innovation Summit, experts discussed role of tech in staying independent.

Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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AARP TEK Launches Online Classroom as Lifelong Learning Opportunity for 50-Plus


WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP announced today the launch of its AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more.

Can anyone make money with designs that are just for seniors?

The more innovation there is, the more some things don’t change.  Stroll through this Aging 2.0 Summit link – and you will see pages of logos of new, newer, and newest companies trying to make a technology or product that could be used to serve seniors – or perhaps help those who serve them. Or the AARP Health50 Live Pitch, or the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge or the Quintiles competition at Wake Forest in North Carolina. Yet again and again, the question bubbles up – can firms make money creating and selling technology or other innovations specifically designed for seniors?  

PBS’s SciTech Now to Feature Documentary on grandPad


GrandPad is pleased to announce that a documentary about its tech product for seniors, will be featured nationally on PBS this month. The piece is set to air in Southern California on PBS SoCal on Friday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m. local time on the show SciTech Now, a periodical that revolves around breakthrough technology, science, and innovation.

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Chattanooga business aims to bring 'clarity' to aging seniors


Chattanooga-based company Clarity has a new president and is launching two new products. 

Telecommunications industry veteran Jamie van den Bergh is the company's new leader, and he said he's passionate about using innovation to bring new solutions to the market. Clarity is a company that creates communications solutions to enhance the lives of senior citizens.

The two new products that will be launched next month aim to make it easier for people to stay connected as they age. One is a business product and one is for families. 

CES 2015 Part 1 – Six New Offerings in the Aging Tech Market

International CES 2015 – overwhelming at every turn. What a relief -- it's over. International CES was an extremely difficult venue to sort into useful categories – the Sands Exhibition Hall (part of Tech West) was filled with every health-related variant of wearable, fitness, and lifestyle improvement like Belty that expands as you eat more – as well as Eureka Park. Watch those fit women peddling bikes and running on treadmills, that distance-measured basketball jump shot, and of course -- the pet-related tracker with the large and tippy stuffed dog.  And they don’t call it International for nothing – walking by, saw (or heard) French entrepreneurs (22% of all startups at CES), the Israeli pavilion, Italian, Spanish, German, and of course, Chinese and Japanese. It is an overwhelming show, not for the faint of heart or foot, and that’s just to get from hotels to conferences and exhibits.

Ten Tips -- 2014 Year-End Guide for Launching a Product or Service

So you want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service.  As your new company gets ready to travel into battle at mHealth, CES, and all those 2015 launch events to-be-named-later, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance. Perhaps some time soon, your new or existing company will officially launch a new product or service, or perhaps a long-awaited, over-described and much-anticipated offering will finally ship. Here is a checklist that continues to hold true – with a few links that are merely examples:

Panasonic to introduce tablet-based telehealth service for assisted living facilities


Panasonic Corporation of North America has announced it will launch On4TodayTM, a tablet-based telehealth service, in November. The new Health and Wellness Solutions business group is part of Panasonic's ongoing business transformation and will deliver technology solutions to the healthcare market. The group's first offering - On4TodayTM - is a non-clinical telehealth service provided to long-term care and assisted living facilities.


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