Posts Tagged ‘seniors’
There is a significant growth in digital technology adoption by older adults. Research found that adults 60 and older are spending more than 50% of daily leisure time on screen time. https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/06/28/more-seniors-are-embracing-technology-but-can-they-use-it-ucsd-researchers-suggest-asking-them/?sh=12e2b7d42323
A study found that older adults who mostly use technology to stay connected with loved ones had higher reports of positive mental well-being, and those who mostly use it for learning new information reported being more physically fit.
When seniors become comfortable with tech devices, they become avid users. A study found that of the 30% of seniors over age 73 that own a smartphone, 77% go online multiple times a day. https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyblankson/2018/09/07/4-ingenious-technologies-to-help-aging-adults-stay-connected-and-engaged/?sh=1a4c33684ab8
Devices for remote monitoring make it easier to care for older adults from afar, and also allows them to maintain their independence without being burdened by the technology. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/home-care/info-2018/technology-helps-remote-monitoring.html
Integrated technological solutions will help elderly patients in the many problems they face, improve their overall well-being, and offer a big help to patients that often suffer from memory loss. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6128069/
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.