Posts Tagged ‘seniors’
Ongoing research is being conducted to find ways technology, such as cognitive computing, can empower the aging population and help older adults live healthier and happier lives. https://www.ibm.com/able/outthink-aging.html
Data shows that more older adults are utilizing home care and are able to stay home the whole time they age.
More than half of adults age 65 and older use the internet.
The digital savviness of older adults has vastly improved.
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/
Technology helps older adults comfortably age in place and keep loved ones at ease because caregivers can be alerted as soon as something urgent happens at home.
Research shows that although older adults have a high desire for aging in place, many of them don’t think it will happen and may seek alternatives. Pursuing technological devices for at home use may be a great solution. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00231.001
Technological assistance can be a good compensatory mechanism for older adults, and can optimize their homes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK97336/
The older adult population is growing and “according to AARP, 87% of older adults age 65+ want to age in place and stay in their current home and community as they age” (Taylor). Smart technology can help them do so.