May 7, 2015
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing yesterday to learn about the potential of aging in place technologies, including sensors and wearables. Aging In Place Technology Watch lead Laurie Orlov and VA Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer Maureen McCarthy testified, along with academics Marjorie Skubic from the University of Missouri and Carol Kim from the University of Maine....
December 10, 2013
As yesterday's baby boomers become tomorrow's seniors, America's already overburdened healthcare system is in trouble. And according to Stephen Johnston, cofounder of Aging 2.0, and Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, technology represents our best hope to avoid the crunch.
"If you make it to 65 today, you have another 20 years on average," Orlov said at the mHealth Summit...
July 29, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging In Place Technology Watch
It's been more than 6 months since this blog post about tech trends that would influence product capability in 2010. It seems fitting to check status on what's happened so far, with another status check planned just prior to the new year:
1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009....
June 30, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Aging In Place Technology Watch
Tech is useful, but deployment approach needs some work. So here's an article about Senior Lifestyles Corporation and their deployment of QuietCare in a Florida (Fort Pierce) Assisted Living community. Was this a happy experience, like the NY Times article last year about keeping frail individuals longer in their homes through effective remote...
June 2, 2010
iPhone app for "seniors" by EHSI: EHSI will soon launch an iPhone app for seniors called “Auto-Med.” The application will "automatically call users every day to remind them at the precise time of exactly what medication and dosage they are to take based upon their doctor’s recommendation." EHSI plans to complete the app in about two months and begin selling it with a $10 per month subscription....