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As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows

With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.

(Source: Ruth Ellison, CC-BY)
(Source: Ruth Ellison, CC-BY)

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BruceK947
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BruceK947,
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12/4/2013 | 8:58:31 AM
Re: Boomers
There is a huge market for technology for the aging population.  Today, there is no killer app, but there is a lot of money being thrown at this market.  I sell Assistive Living Tech to the current senior population and the uptake is slow; however interest is high.  What will matter to Boomers is technology that is easy to use and personal and will most likley be something they wear or is connected to their smartphone that has GPS, Fitness and the ability to track and record their vitals, BP, weight. etc.  At the moment, I see a lot of noise and not much signal in terrms of product. The current state of HC tech reminds me of the mid to late 90's and the internet bubble.      
Muthu LeesaJ889
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11/29/2013 | 2:01:13 AM
Mobility will rule the scene
In this highly connected era, the necessities of a tech-savvy old age population will be a far cry from that of their previous generations. Technology has to step-up to cater to their needs and there will be a significant impact on the whole mHealth revolution. http://www.boston-technology.com/mhealth.html
sdbj
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11/27/2013 | 1:05:15 AM
Re: Boomers
Couldn't agree more Alex. We've just launched the Aging2.0 GENerator program to help early 11 stage tech companies better address the 50+ demographic.  As part of that we've put together a consumer panel to give access to the latest gadgets to the older adults themselves: www.aging2.com/panel. 

Happy to provide more info if useful.

Stephen 

 

 
Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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11/26/2013 | 10:34:49 AM
Boomers
Any boomers out there with opinions on the future of healthcare technology?
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