Thursday, June 14, 2007

Consumers' Guide to Aging Services Technologies

Enhanced use of information technology in health is believed to lower costs, enhance
quality, and improve access to care for all Americans. Information technology
designed for the aging has similar promise, and we are only in the formative stages
in the design and installation of such products. Emerging technologies for the aging
include smart homes, monitoring robots, talking pill bottles, virtual communities, and on line medicine cabinets. Will consumers embrace these products? Will they be cost effective? Will they ensure personal privacy? Ultimately, will they lower costs and improve care quality? For answers to these and other issues, come join us and learn how to be a wise consumer of aging technologies.

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