The Leading Market Expert on Tech and Aging Updates Overview of Technology for the Longevity Economy

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New technologies, better pricing, and more web-based services are good news for seniors, caregivers and their families. Aging in Place Technology Watch, led by founder and industry veteran Laurie M. Orlov, delivers its 2012 update to its landmark research, the Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place. The new version adds more than a dozen examples of new products and services and offers broad guidance about the market of technologies for successful aging.

Mary Furlong, founder of SeniorNet and author of "Turning Silver into Gold: Laurie Orlov is one of the gifts to the industry of boomers, seniors and caregivers.

Baby boomers have changed every other market they touch – and they are propelling the market of technology for boomers and seniors, families and professional caregivers. In 2012, this opportunity is attracting a steady stream of new offerings and vendors, according to the newly-updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. The growth of services ‘in the cloud,’ interest from vendors like Verizon and Philips, healthcare partnership opportunities, and the growth in social networking both helps older adults and creates new opportunities for entrepreneurs, according to Laurie M. Orlov, founder of the market research firm.
"We now are living in what AARP tags as the longevity economy – and with our longer lives, we need technologies that can help us live our lives to the fullest. Product and service vendors see this opportunity – knowing that people will seek and find solutions,” said Orlov. “And the growth of cloud, tablet and smartphone technologies is fueling innovation from both new and existing organizations.”
The vendor and trend insights are part of the updated market overview report, 2012 Technology Market Overview from Aging in Place Technology Watch. The document updates trends and technologies to enable aging in place, including categories for communication and engagement, safety and security, health and wellness, and learning and contribution – connected by caregivers.

Long-time tech industry veteran Laurie M. Orlov is the leading analyst describing trends and technologies in the boomer and senior markets. The market overview is one of her industry reports that also include the April, 2011 AARP-sponsored “Connected Living for Social Aging: Designing Technology for All” and her most recent report, “The Future of Home Care Technology 2012.”

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