May 27, 2021
The U.S. aging population in Washington DC is increasing, and most seniors prefer to age in their homes. However, they need technology solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Ambient/ Active Assisted Living (AAL), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Wellness technology solutions that can support independent living. Unfortunately, low technology literacy, physical impairment, and lack of understanding of technology terms act as the main barrier to adopting this technology for seniors. Other concerns include sensitivity to the invasion of personal information such as internet search history, family health history, and bank account information. Technology solution for the elderly can be classified into different beneficial categories such as:
- Technologies are enhancing accessible communication for the elderly.
- Emergency assistance technologies such as alarm system
- Physical well-being technologies for aging in place