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The Silver Series III: Technology for Mobility-Constrained Seniors

Executive Summary

  • Technology is slowly becoming a welcome addition to seniors’ lives, enabling independence and “aging in place.”
  • Many seniors prefer to remain in their homes in later life, even if they are unable to care for themselves.
  • The most common type of disability among seniors in the US and the UK is difficulty with mobility.
  • New technologies and innovations are helping fulfill various needs that mobility-constrained seniors may have, and enabling them to lead a better quality of life.
  • Robotics and smart homes are helping address seniors’ physiological, social and safety needs, while virtual-learning platforms and social networks are helping fulfill their social and self-esteem needs.

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