White House Releases Report on Using Technologies to Support Aging Adults
Emerging technologies that have significant promise to improve quality of life for all Americans, particularly those with physical or cognitive burdens due to aging or disability, are identified in a new report from the White House Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults.
The report – Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population – (and a summary) highlights innovations with the potential to improve quality of life, enhance individual choice, reduce caregiver stress, and cut healthcare costs. Research and development needs are also identified.
The report outlines six areas in which technology has the potential to improve the lives of aging adults: key activities of independent living, cognition, communication and social connectivity, personal mobility, transportation, and access to healthcare.
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