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Technology and aging: New report from IBM & CTA

Boot Camp feature for Friday, September 30, 2016

Technology and aging.    I’m Fred Fishkin with BootCamp, your Techstination for gadgets and gear.  The Consumer Technology Association has partnered with IBM on a report titled Outthink Aging.   The idea is to show how new technologies can improve lives for an aging society.   Nicola Plamarini, global technology advocate for strategic initiatives on aging at IBM Accessibility Research…says there are many technologies that can be useful for the elderly and caregivers…

“Let me give an example.  Sensors for CO2, which are basically sold in the United States can tell us a lot.   From the CO2 I can understand how many people are in one room and from that data I can understand if someone is developing or having social relations with someone else.”

Important for family members or caregivers to know…and it can be done without the use of cameras that may be seen as being too intrusive.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics