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Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch -- market research that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman and is certified in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida.

Aging in Place is the ability to live in one's own home for as long, as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, Digital Health and assistive technologies. It is described with reference to Aging in Place Technology Watch and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The NY TimesUSA Today, MoneyWatch and US News & World Report.  She is profiled in Business Week's Launching Startups, Huffington Post, and The NY Times. 

Biography Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch -- market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In her previous career, Laurie spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors.  She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary have been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management. Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, where she was profiled as well. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Laurie has provided testimony about technology at a 2015 Senate Aging Committee hearing, consulted frequently to AARP. Advisory clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Healthcare, CDW, Bose, Cox Communications, Yahoo, and Philips. She was one of the judges for the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit in 2016 and a 2016 Stanford Longevity design challenge. She has published research sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and AARP, among others. Her latest reports include  Voice, Health and Wellbeing 2020 in 2020, The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults in 2018, and an updated Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place, published in 2019.  The site was selected as one of CDW's Top 50 Health IT Blogs, and was named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She has served on the HIMSS PCH Alliance Task Force for Technology and Aging.

Biography Robert A. Orlov, is the founder of Homewatch Networks, Inc., the parent company of Aging in Place Technology Watch. He is an engineer with 30+ years in the technology industry. Areas of experience include tool development for Parker Brothers video game unit, firmware development and design for telecom equipment for Nortel, as well as development of device drivers and firmware for multiple startups. He currently provides tool support for Aging in Place Technology Watch, survey development and analysis, C and C++ programming, and the latest tool assistance to startups in the Voice First domain.

What does a market research firm and industry analyst do? 

Market research firms understand and explain the structure and categorization of vendor markets to help businesses and non-profit organizations navigate them. This includes explaining the purpose of a market category, who are the vendors in that category, and what it takes to succeed.  Market research firms serve both the vendor community and those organizations who help consumers with purchase decisions about products and services from those vendors. Industry analysts act as spokespersons for both the needs of the ultimate customer and strategic directions of the vendor community.  Learn more about the types of activities and capabilities of Aging in Place Technology Watch on the Services page.

 


News articles that quote Laurie and Aging in Place Technology Watch:

New Smart Home Devices Make it Easier to Age in Place, January, 2020

Health Protection vs. Privacy - Information for Doctor Alexa? August, 2019 

California Healthline: Doctor Alexa will see you now, July, 2019

AgeUK: Healthy Ageing – different life habits for different decades, July, 2019

Forbes: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, June, 2019

White House report highlights key focuses for healthy aging, March, 2019

Research/White Papers:

Voice, Health and Wellbeing 2020, January, 2020

Market Overview of Technology for Older Adults March, 2019

The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults June, 2018

Aging in Place Technology Watch Releases Tech-Enabled Home Care 2017 

grandPad: Bringing back the joy and buzz in life, December, 2016

Creating a Social Emergency Network with SwiftAlarm!, September, 2015

The Validation Institute Boosts Credibility of Health Offerings, August, 2015

Innovate LTC: What Long-Term Care Providers Want From Technology, 2015

True Link: Report on Elder Financial Abuse, 2015

Philips: The Freedom to Age Well, 2013

MobileHelp: Why Mobility Matters in Aging in Place, 2012

Boosting Medication Adherance with TabSafe 2012

Healthsense: Benefits of Technology in a Philadelphia Pace Program

CareTree: Care in the Home Needs the Underpinning of Technology 2013

IN2L: Technology to Mitigate Dementia Behaviors, 2013

Independa: Better Care, Closer Families, Reduced Costs

Press Releases:

January, 2020, PRWeb, Providers and Patients Want and Will Use Voice First Technology in 2020 and Beyond -- Says New Report, January, 2020

March, 2019, PRWeb, Aging in Place Technology Watch Releases 2019 Update to Market Overview – the Tenth Anniversary Edition, March, 2019

February, 2018, PRWeb, Aging in Place Technology Watch Releases Market Overview 218 - Technology for Aging in Place, March, 2018

February, 2018, PRWeb, Aging in Place Technology Watch Announces New Report: The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults 2018

February, 2017, PRWeb,  Aging in Place Technology Watch Releases Market Overview 2017 -Technology for Aging in Place, February, 2017

January, 2017, PRWeb, Aging in Place Technology Watch Releases Tech-Enabled Home Care Research Report, January, 2017

April - 2016 PRWeb, Aging in Place Technology Watch Updates Survey of Technology Usage of Older Adults, April, 2016

February - 2016 PRWeb, The New 2016 Technology for Aging in Place Market Overview Report, 2016

October - 2015 PRWeb, Designers of Mobile Health Tech Ignore Boomers, CHCF Report, 2015

February - 2015 PRWeb, Customization and Training Matter Most, Market Overview 2015

June - 2014 PRWeb, Boomer Health Tech Watch Releases AARP Research Report

January - 2014 PRWeb, Older Adults Need Digital Health, Wellbeing, Market Overview 2014

July - 2013 PRWeb, The Longevity Economy Goes Mobile, Market Overview 2013

March - 2013 PRWeb New Report, Next Generation Response Systems 2013

November - 2012 PRWeb Market Overview Technology Aging in Place

July - 2012 PRWeb The Future of Home Care Technology 2012

March - 2011 PRWeb How Do the Oldest Americans Feel About Technology?

October -- 2011 PRWeb For Boomers and Seniors -- Tech Matters

May -- 2011 PRWeb Industry Analyst Urges Vendors to Design Technology for All

March - 2011 PRWeb Industry Expert Updates Boomer to Senior Market 2011 Research Report

November - 2010 PRWeb Industry Analyst Updates Health and Technology Report

April -- 2010 PRWeb Technology for Caregivers and Aging in Place Updated Market Overview

Sept -- 2009 PRWeb New Industry Analyst Report Recommends TEch-Enabled Home Care

June -- 2009 PRWeb Industry Analyst Keynotes at Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit

March -- 2009 PRWeb Technology for Aging Baby Boomers High Growth Industry

2017 -- Number 11 in the Top 60 Aging Blogs from Feedspot!

2013 ALTY Blog Award Nominee

 

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