Archive for the ‘Senior Technology’ Category
Data shows that more older adults are utilizing home care and are able to stay home the whole time they age.
Digitally-empowered solutions for dementia, such as immersive virtual reality technology and brain training services with EEG, have the potential for slowing down the rate of decline and enhancing patients quality of life.
Basic smart technology components that safeguard and monitor the home can protect and keep Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients safe. https://health.usnews.com/health-care/for-better/articles/2017-12-22/keeping-a-technological-eye-on-alzheimers-and-dementia-patients-at-home
Many older adults have a positive attitude about aging in place and technology. A survey from a sample of seniors found that 80% owned a smartphone. https://www.cta.tech/Resources/i3-Magazine/i3-Issues/2019/May-June/Active-Aging-Perceptions-and-Attitudes
According to AARP, home assistive devices are owned by one in seven adults aged 50 and older. https://www.franchising.com/news/20200529_5_ways_technology_is_shaping_the_lives_of_older_ad.html
More than half of adults age 65 and older use the internet.
The digital savviness of older adults has vastly improved.
Aging Services Technologies address issues that older adults face today. The video below discusses high tech aging and how it can improve seniors’ lives. High Tech Aging: Improving Lives Today https://www.giaging.org/issues/aging-services-technologies/
New technological developments are improving the quality of life for socially isolated older adults by connecting them with family and immersive experiences through use of tools such as headphones and virtual reality sets.
Enhancing technology designs to suit seniors’ needs, and improving technology literacy for older adults can remove barriers for their adoption of smart technology. Utilization of smart technology is important because it can better older adults’ health mentally and physically, and lead to a higher quality of life. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6627975/