More and more people are adopting technology to help get through the pandemic. But there are a significant number of older adults that have serious issues dealing with technology, which is putting further stress on them. The first article below, from CNN Health and Kaiser Health News, provides a comprehensive overview of the problem and some efforts to address it.
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The second article describes a number of ways that Artificial Intelligence technologies are addressing certain conditions that are generally associated with aging.
The second article also mentions the Elliq companion robot helping with loneliness in older adults. Intuition Robotics, the maker of ElliQ, is seeking “insiders” that are interested in:
We’re looking for older adults (ages 70+), especially those interested in improving their health and wellness, to join our growing Insiders program. They’ll receive ElliQ before she’s commercially available, to help them manage and improve their daily health and wellness routines.
and those with hypertension or other chronic illnesses:
We’re looking for seniors with hypertension (ages 70+) to participate in various health-related trials with ElliQ. They’ll receive ElliQ at no cost, to help them manage and improve their health and wellness. By using ElliQ and participating in the research, they’ll provide us with invaluable feedback about the product.
If interested in more information on either of these, leave a comment.