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Biography Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker, elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch -- market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about health and aging-related technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to sustain and improve their quality of life. 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 perspectives have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Vox, Senior Housing News, CNN Health, and Consumer Reports. 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 Senate Aging Committee hearing and consulted to AARP. Advisory clients have included AARP, Argentum, Bose, CDW, Microsoft, Novartis, and Philips. Her reports include: The Market Overview Technology for Aging 2024The Future of AI and Older and Older Adults, The Future of Care Work and Older Adults 2023The Future of Sensors and Older Adults 2022Beyond DIY: The Future of Smart Homes and Older Adults 2021,  and The Future of Wearables and Older Adults 2021. Laurie has been named one of the Women Leaders in VoiceTop 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue and one of the Women leading global innovation on AgeTech. 


News articles that quote Laurie and Aging and Health Technology Watch:


McKnights: Seniors’ tech tools are useful, but they’re still not user-friendly enough, January, 2024


Podcast -- Living Longer, Better, Smarter with interview, November, 2023


Chicago Tribune: Technology is Making it Possible to Age in Place, Sept, 2022


AARP Magazine: What You Need to Make Your Home Smart, August, 2022


PERS Insider: The Evolution of the PERS Smartwatch, August, 2022


USAToday: Senior Friendly Tech, April, 2022


Pandemic’s lesson for aging: Stay in your home as long as you can, April, 2022


Reviewed: Here's What Assistive Technology Like Alexa can do for seniors, Nov, 2021


Podcast: Glowing Older, Game-Changing Technologies for Older Adults, Oct, 2021


AARP: 7 Tech Products to Help Loved Ones Age in Place, Oct, 2021


Vox: Elder Technology is a growing market, Sept, 2021


PERS Insider: PERS Industry Reacts to Connect America Acquisition of Lifeline, May, 2021


New York Times: WireCutter, Best Smart Home Devices for Seniors, March, 2021


Consumer Reports: How to Handle Issues With Medical Alerts, Nov, 2020


Wall Street Journal: How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement, Nov, 2020


MobilHealth News: Designing better tech for seniors means simplifying tech for everyone, Nov, 2020


In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort, September, 2020


High Tech Aids for Aging in Place, September, 2020


Senior Living Tech Spending Skyrockets, September, 2020


Alexa Take Care of Me, August, 2020


Seniors who struggle with technology face telehealth challenges, July, 2020 


Did Mom Take her Medicine? NYTimes, June, 2020


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



The Future of Remote Care Technology and Older Adults, December, 2020


Voice, Health and Wellbeing 2020, January, 2020


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


Press Releases:


May, 2024, New Research Report, The User Experience Needs an Upgrade


Nov, 2023, PRWeb, New Research Report, AI and the Future of Care Work 2023


May, 2023, PRWeb, New Research Report, The Future of AI and Older Adults 2023


January, 2023, PRWeb, Updated Research Report, The Market Overview of Technology for Aging is updated for 2023


November, 2022 PRWeb, New Research Report -- The Future of Sensors and Older Adults 2022 -- Over the next five years, the Care induustries will make more effective use 


June, 2022 PRWeb. Aging and Health Technology Watch releases its Report, The State of Voice, AI and Older Adults 2022 -- As Boomers age and technology dependence grows


January, 2022 PRWeb. Aging and Health Technology Watch Releases 2022 Updated Market Overview of Technology for Aging – in a time of worker shortage and investor interest.


December, 2022 PRWeb. Aging and Health Technology Watch Releases New Research Report -- The Future of Smart Homes and Older Adults 2021


June, 2021 PRWeb. The use of smartwatches and other wearables is undergoing explosive growth among all ages of consumers, including older adults.


November 2020, PRWeb. The onset of Covid-19 produced an unanticipated surge in Remote Care Technology product and service offerings according to leading health and senior care providers.


March, 2020, PRWeb, As 10,000 older adults turn 65 daily, demographic is sparking interest from marketers, retailers and entrepreneurs with offerings for this growing Longevity Economy.


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


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


 


 

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