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TOCHTECH TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES TOCHIE – NEW VOICE-ENRICHED PERSONALIZED AIDE

04/15/2019

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Tochtech Technologies Inc., a Canadian technology company with a goal to enable a future where seniors can live independently for as long as they choose, announced today the launch of its voice-enriched remote care product, Tochie.

Listen Up: Call for Entries to AI and Voice First Entrepreneurs to Showcase Tech Solutions for People 50-Plus at What's Next Innovation Competition

03/20/2019

NEW ORLEANS, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol meets tech entrepreneurs focused on solutions for people age 50-plus at the What's Next Innovation Competition. The event is hosted by Mary Furlong & Associates and sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs during the 16th Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summit held here on April 18.

What's Next Innovation Competition Sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs!

03/14/2019

NEW ORLEANS, LA., March 14, 2019 -- This year's 16th Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summiton April 18th in New Orleans, Louisiana, features the annual Business Plan Competition where emerging companies pitch their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for feedback, funding and a $10,000 prize. The Summit includes angel investors, early stage and growth stage firms, and distribution partners all focused on investment in the longevity economy. 

Focus on Technology for Older Adults Sharpens in 2019

2019 Technology Market Overview is online this week. When assembling the 2019 tenth anniversary version, it was apparent that this year reflects change -- in the supply-demand balance in the overbuilt senior housing market, in policy changes driving health care services into the home, in market forecasts, and in the mix of vendors who serve the market.   It's in many ways a good-news/bad-news story.  Awareness is growing about an aging demographic, working longer and with longer life expectancy than previous generations.  At the same time, the technology market continues to expand in complexity, privacy and interoperability issues, while not effectively lowering cost of access or prices of useful devices -- and not necessarily boosting the availability of training on their benefits or use.  Here are four updated premises from the 2019 Market Overview of Technology for Older Adults:

2009-19 Market of Technology for Older Adults -- All change, all the time

The more things change...This is the tenth anniversary of the launch of this Market Overview of technology for ‘Aging in Place’, to be re-published in March 2019 – the category of offerings that help enable older adults to remain longer in their home of choice. The launch of that first report was timed in conjunction with the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit of 2009 and offered a chance to speak publicly about a market category that had been largely ignored by tech industry analysts.  As a long-time Forrester analyst, this seemed odd, not unlike the ‘tree falling in the forest’ cliché – if there is no market overview of tech categories, how do vendors position themselves in the market? 

Six Health and Aging Technology Blog Posts from January, 2019

January 2019 was a l-o-o-o-n-g month.  And not the least because of travel to California, Nevada, Tennessee, and a hop through Atlanta.  Most because it was difficult to absorb and rationalize so much tech news, hype, booths and convention center halls at the Digital Health Summit at CES 2019 – where a step counter status update may have been the most satisfying experience of all at the end of the day. Chattanooga was a visit to the Alexa World Fair, where the song ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ acquired new meaning – clearly the Voice First landscape, well-tracked by Voicebot.AI and Bret Kinsella, is heating up.  Here are the six blog posts to kick off the new year in January 2019:

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