The population is aging, and as obvious as that may seem, a large part of the boomer population is quickly nearing retirement. With this change of lifestyle, it is important that this large demographic stays physically and mentally active and connected by technology.
Wait, did we say connected by technology?
While activity is obvious and has long been linked to longer lives, the technology part seems to have been slipped in there carefully as if not to be noticed. For a long time the perception has been that the aging population strays from new technology because it is uncomfortable for them as they’re used to things a certain way and have hit an age where change isn’t of interest.
But what if technology could make things better, easier or could even help retirees live longer more meaningful lives?
In a recent Wall Street Journal article - What Technology Product Would Be the Biggest Help to Older People? – several experts and former executives weigh in on how technology could best serve the aging population. Discussions involved topics like improving healthcare, use of robots and productivity tools that could make the biggest impact for this group.
Of the 4 experts that weighed in 2 specifically chose to speak on the topic of Telehealth, Telemedicine and remote patient care. For the aging population they felt it was particularly important to leverage technology to get retirees the care they need without asking as much of them physically.
This trend just further reiterates how important telemedicine is going to be in the future, as more people need more immediate care.
What about you, what do you think the most important technology for retirees is going to be?
At Avidex we work with healthcare organizations to provide technology that enhances the lives of those that they serve. From telehealth to audio and video solutions, we work side by side to deliver the results our clients need. Can we help you? Let’s connect and find out!
About Bob Higginbotham
Bob Higginbotham, CTS-I, CTS-D, is the Avidex National Manager of Healthcare AV. Bob has spent his 30 year career in leadership positions in the AV industry including extensive design and build work in healthcare facilities. He owned and operated a successful AV business in Texas with multiple offices in several cities where he managed a staff of over 100 employees. Bob has served as a technical consultant for a major AV manufacturer, led the technical sales team for a national video conferencing provider and provided technology auditing services for several private education facilities. He has a unique working knowledge of audiovisual technology as well as multiple certifications in audio engineering, acoustics, AV design, CQT system commissioning and video transmission systems. Bob holds a BA in communications and has recently served as board chair for a large private school. He brings his years of technical knowledge and leadership experience to Avidex where he leads the national healthcare AV team. Contact Bob at email@example.com