Mike Gillam, 5 May 2015
Apple, IBM and Japan recently announced a collaboration to target the booming aging population by pre-installing iPads with apps for the elderly, communication tools, and health tracking technologies. The goal is to have four to five million customers using the iPad service by 2020. The service will be offered as an extension to Japan Post’s “Watch Over” service which has postal workers regularly visit elderly customers.
Today, we have PCs and tablets that target the “pro-sumer”, the “media buff”, or the “gamer” – isn’t it time for a “Silver Line” for the “Golden Years?”
Devices have been shown to positively impact health ranging from weight scales for CHF patients, glucometers for diabetics, to blood pressure cuffs for hypertensives.