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At Home and Sourcing the Longevity Economy
"We now are living in an environment that AARP tags as the longevity economy, and with our longer lives, we need technologies that can help us live our lives to the fullest. Adult children, care providers and tech-aware older adults can find solutions among the growing list of market entrants,” said Laurie Orlov. an advocate for possibilities for technology and “aging-in-place” .
"...tech-aware older adults can find solutions..."
According to Aging in Place Technology Watch , “The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years.
Aging in Place Technology Watch reports that it is likely to be based on customization of software and hardware in general use -- combined with more widely available and persuasive training on how to use it.
The 100-million-strong 50+ market is increasingly aware of technology alternatives according to Laurie M. Orlov, who founded the market research firm in 2009. “ As this market opportunity has become interesting to investors and inventors, innovators recognize that customization ... re-purposing, and training on broadly available technologies may be as useful as creating a new device from scratch. Consumers will benefit from the growth of mobile interfaces and websites, wearable devices, plus new smart phone and tablet apps. “
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