The Longevity Economy Goes Mobile -- 2013 Market Overview of Technology for Aging and Caregiving

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Aging in Place Technology Watch, led by founder and industry veteran Laurie M. Orlov, delivers its 2013 update to its landmark research, the Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place. With more than 25 examples of new products and services, the up-to-date research offers guidance about the market of technologies for caregiving and older adults.

"Now that more than 50% of adults and 18% of seniors (Pew) have smart phones and tablets, caregiving apps for these devices can improve quality of life."

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 2013, this opportunity is remarkable for the steady stream of mobile offerings and new vendors, according to the newly-updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. The growth of mobile interfaces to services ‘in the cloud,’ coupled with numerous caregiving smart phone and tablet apps amid the explosion of digital health investment, marks benefit for older adults and those who help with their care -- according to Laurie M. Orlov, founder of the market research firm.

The vendor and trend insights are part of the updated market overview report, 2013 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 “From Fear to Function: Next Generation Response Systems 2013.

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