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7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives

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7 new tech devices for elder care that help seniors live happier, healthier lives

Boomers are eager to use tech

In this CNBC article, you'll learn about:

  • The power of the aging population market

" Those ages 50 and older in the U.S. generate $7.6 trillion in economic activity, according to AARP, representing a huge financial force. That trend will grow as the number of older adults more than doubles by 2050, representing over 20% of the population. "

  • The size and growth of the aging tech market

" The so-called active aging industry in the U.S. — which includes safety and smart-living technologies, health and remote care, and wellness and fitness technologies — is expected to triple in the next three years, to nearly $30 billion, according to a report by the Consumer Technology Association. While the report finds that health and remote care lead the way, wellness and fitness technologies for seniors is expected to reach $900 million by 2022. "

  • Startups looking to serve older adults

" This company was founded in 2016 to help older adults avoid loneliness and social isolation, a common problem among the aging that can contribute to poor health. Intuition Robotics’ debut product is a robot called ElliQ, which Dor Skuler, co-founder and CEO, calls “a sidekick for happier aging. "


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