An industry research group has published a new research report highlighting the top trends for technologies relating to aging in place. As the senior population in the U.S. continues to grow, there will be more and more technology solutions tailored and targeted to meet their needs. Invariably, many of these will be driven by connectivity, with the Internet of Things and connected devices replacing one-off, independent technology solutions which have served very specific roles in the past.
- Apps will gradually give way to voice-activated personal assistants, created with artificial intelligence.
- Tech prognosticators believe that though senior-specific devices, like oversized cell phones, will have buyers, most seniors will learn to adapt to regular technology.
- Virtual reality and robotics will continue to progress, but a world where nursing homes are staffed by robots is not at all imminent.
“Families, caregivers, and seniors will acquire new tech-enabled services that improve the quality of their lives.”