Lifelong Tech: The Generation that Created the Internet is Now Depending on It to Deliver

Technologies are going to be paramount in the lives of our elders. As an older generation grows more tech savvy we need to be ready with innovations that will benefit and inspire them — Jill Gilbert, Producer, Lifelong Tech

They’re the fastest growing demographic, have the most disposable income, and are more than willing to use tech to help them get the out of life.  The sheer force of the boomer demographic is being reckoned with and nowhere more so then the halls of CES




Did You Know:

The 50-plus community is responsible for over $ 7.1 trillion in annual economic spending, and it is estimated that the opportunity to serve this untapped market with health and wellness products or services will generate $ 30 billion in cumulative revenue over the next five years. This summit will help attendees discover the opportunities and challenges that innovators and developers need to understand when reaching this specialized market.


Wise Thinkers (Not all of them Human)

Can Your Robot Care For You?

Special Guests NAO the Robot from Aldebaran Robotics introduces this session, Savioke 1 explains life as a concierge robot and the Beam Pro Robot helps a paraplegic participate at the Lifelong Tech Summit.

Thought Leadership

On Rising Costs and Opportunities:

Worldwide revenue generated by home healthcare devices and associated services are expected to soar to $12.6 billion in 2018, up 121% from $5.7 billion in 2013, according to numbers released by market researcher IHS.

The affordable care act has pushed us faster into finding affordable caregiving solutions at a lower cost and technology is the impetus for that . – Sara Rodriguez, Vice President of Clinical Services, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
Sara Rodriguez, Vice President of Clinical Services, Honeywell Life Care Solutions
There’s a movement from “pilotitus” to production. We’ll have 100 patients on a pilot program and then repeat. Now we’ve got to drive scale and financial incentives will help drive that.
Marcus Grindstaff, Vice President, US Sales and Global Market Development, Intel-GE Care Innovations™

On Products:

How hard should it be to open a package? How many of you have come across manuals you can’t read? Are they trying to save paper on type size? Why do they send you to tech forums instead of humans? Please try restarting your computer or removing everything on it and other reasons why it’s hard for boomers to love tech.
Gary Kaye , Chief Content Officer, Tech50+

On Security:

Two in five Boomers and Seniors think tech companies patronize them according to our survey of 50+ as part of our most recent edition of the AVG Digital Diaries consumer research series.
Judith Bitterli , Chief Marketing Officer, AVG Technologies

From the Mouths of Boomers


Baby boomers from Las Vegas were invited to tour the CES show floor checking out everything from robotic dinosaurs to curing lower back pain. 

EveryDay Health Awards


QuiKiks shoe won an award for Everyday Health Innovation at CES with avery low-tech solution to a complex problem for people with difficulty moving. These so-called “hands-free shoes” have a back flap that opens wide to make sliding your foot in much easier. 


New Products Announced

OnKöl announced their connected home which offers remote communication for health stats, medical data, emergency alerts and more.
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Resound LiNX , a made for iPhone hearing aid with almost bionic like features.
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Misfit, makers of Shine Misfit, the makers of Shine and Flash, partnered with Swarovski to create a functional and beautiful crystal fitness tracker The electronics are hidden in a Swarovski crystal. The first models use standard battery-power, but a violet-colored version to be released later in the year will harness solar power to charge it.
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