Aging in Place Technology
Future Opportunity Now
By Anthony Cirillo, About.com Guide
Aging in Place is something that older adults say they want, but to achieve it takes more than good health. Aging in Place can only happen when technology solutions help it to happen. Let's see where aging in place technology is moving for health, home automation, security, communications and lifestyle. And as you read this, start to see the opportunities for business in this emerging and fast growing field.
According to the web site aipatHome telemonitoring or telehealth is technology that improves connectivity, monitoring and data collection, to help predict and manage social and healthcare needs of those who wish to age in place at home and their caregivers.
According to AARP, half of people age 50+ use or are interested in using mobile technology to support their health. About one in ten (11%) currently uses a mobile technology to track their health measures and another four in ten (42%) say they are either very or somewhat interested in doing the same. Among caregivers, one in six (17%) say they currently use mobile technology to help track the health of the person they help. About three percent currently use a mobile technology to be informed about health indicators of the person they assist and nearly four in ten (37%) say they are very or somewhat interested in using these technologies.
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