Medical companies shouldn’t overlook older people when they design wearables or apps, according to new findings from AARP, the advocacy group for seniors.
Consumers 50 and over are moving away from traditional health care models that require face-to-face clinical appointments and extensive hospital tests, in favor of digital health care solutions like smart sensors and video appointments. AARP’s revenue forecast for digital health care for the over-50 market is $34 Billion between 2015 and 2020.
Jody Holtzman, AARP’s senior vice President for market innovation, spoke at this week’s Digital Health Summer Summit, in downtown San Francisco. Here are five digital health trends he sees emerging in the over-50 market.
Jill Gilbert, the producer of the Digital Health Summer Summit’s agenda bio says that she is “a modern day digital alchemist, bringing together expert speakers, cutting-edge topics, the latest trends, and the most engaged audiences. The resulting match of industry leaders, high-tech disrupters, startup, academics and the just-plain curious is always innovative and unique.”
The Digital Health Summer Summit 2016, http://www.summersummit.digitalhealthsummit.com, produced by Living in Digital Times, takes a deep dive into the elements of a successful digital health venture and showcases the latest digital health innovations from the industry’s most brilliant leaders and organizations who will explore the issues and opportunities facing the industry.
The life sciences community is descending on San Francisco this week for the annual BIO International Convention, an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers, make deals and weigh in on some of the industry’s most pressing problems.
Living in Digital Times and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced this week that the annual Digital Health Summer Summit (DHSS) and the BIO International Convention will co-locate to “give the biotech, pharma and digital health industries a content-rich four days and the ultimate networking experience.”