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Biography Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and 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 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 the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, 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, Microsoft, Novartis, United Healthcare, CDW, Bose, and Philips. Her latest reports include:  The 2021 Market Overview of Technology for Aging, The Future of Remote Care Technology 2020, TVoice, Health and Wellbeing 2020, and The Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults.  Laurie has been named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue and one of the Women leading global innovation on Age Tech 2020.

Biography Robert A. Orlov, is the founder of Homewatch Networks, Inc., the parent company of Aging and Health 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 and Health Technology Watch, survey development and analysis, C and C++ programming, Java Script 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 and Health Technology Watch on the Services page.


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

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

Sample of Research/White Papers:

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

Market Overview of Technology for Aging March, 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:

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

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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