Aging Technology Alliance Launches AgeTek.org
New website and blog supports members of home health technology companies and consumers seeking aging-in-place and senior-friendly products
The Aging Technology Alliance (AgeTek), the aging-focused consortium of home heath technology companies launches today its website, http://www.AgeTek.org, to support members and serve consumers seeking technology products and services which are senior-friendly and that will aid in aging-in-place.
The U.S. digital health market is expected to reach $5.7 billion by 20151. AgeTek recently formed out of the common goal of companies leading the development of new products and services for aging-in-place, to make it easier for family caregivers who need and want these solutions to find them. The newly-launched website, http://www.agetek.org, features a senior product finder search function to help caregivers find unique solutions to the challenges of helping family more safely and comfortably age in their own home, or for those who are interested in senior-friendly products for a loved one, especially during the Mother’s Day gift-giving season (http://www.agetek.org/mothersday).
Items in the product finder are segmented into categories: communications and engagement; health and wellness; safety and security; learning and contributions, and aging-in-place and caregiving.
Also launched simultaneously is the AgeTek blog (http://www.agetek.wordpress.com) written by a growing roster of contributing authors, including several AgeTek board members. The blog content turns a spotlight on the various aging-related issues being met by the digital health market, and the innovation in that space.
“With 13% of the U.S. population age 65 and older – a number projected to jump to 20% by 2030 – and the 85 and older cohort being our population’s fastest-growing age segment, there is a consumer need for education about products and services for the aging, and how to qualify and access them; this is why we created the AgeTek.org site and blog as a hub to make all of these possible,” said Peter Radsliff, CEO, Presto Services and chairman of the board, Aging Technology Alliance. “For members, the site supports the awareness, benefits and value of products and services of our aging society. We intend to evolve into the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium; a mandate of no other organization.”
As the Aging Technology Alliance further expands its member base, its intention is to facilitate innovation through professional development, education, standardization of products and services, and by creating a vital aging technology community. More than fifty different current members represented are from across the market chain: manufacturers, developers, resellers, educators, organizations, and others. Members include non-profit organizations like AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving; health and wellness companies like GrandCare, Dakim, and Posit Science; communications companies like GreatCall, ClearSounds, Clarity, and Presto; and companies that focus on providing senior residences or designing and marketing care systems for those aging in their own homes like Linkage, Dr. Marion, LifeLedger, and many other regular and associate members that are listed here.