Posts Tagged ‘seniors’
Senior Technology Growth
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
Elderly Technology and Mental Well-being
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.
Senior Technology Usage
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
Remote Monitoring Devices
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 Technology Solutions
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
Aging Home Care
Data shows that more older adults are utilizing home care and are able to stay home the whole time they age.
Senior Internet Usage
More than half of adults age 65 and older use the internet.
Senior Digital Savviness
The digital savviness of older adults has vastly improved.
Virtual Experiences for Seniors
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.