Aging Gracefully with the Use of Assistive Technology
About Healthy Aging in a Digital World
Why Healthy Aging in a Digital World?
Most adults 65 and older are moving through the digital world, with two-thirds going online, 80% owning a cellphone, and 40% owning a smartphone. Most adults in this age group also want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. That’s where Healthy Aging in a Digital World comes in: using technology as a bridge between independent living and access to health care throughout the life span.
Healthy Aging in a Digital World Overview
This initiative brings together a team of experts to design and test the types of technological solutions that keep older adults independent, from devices and home monitors to mobile apps. These types of innovations can prompt healthy behaviors, alert individuals and caregivers to events such as falls, and improve communication between providers and patients. Most importantly, they give adults the power to use technology in ways that improve their quality of daily life.