Technology Can Help Serve Needs of Aging Populations

Technology Can Help Serve Needs of Aging Populations

Technology giant IBM and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation, a public, foundation that links seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, reveals meeting the needs of a growing aging population will require new technologies, partnerships, ideas and business models.

The Outthink Aging study, identified three key areas where cognitive computing can apply to the aging population, including Knowledge-as-a-Service (KaaS).

Currently, non-profit groups like AARP and agencies connect with a range of individual partners such as banks to provide services such as health care discounts, insurance plans, travel benefits, intellectual community involvement, and entertainment.

Rather than a one-to-one relationship, in the future agencies and their partners will be able to tap into a central cognitive computing platform that combines consumer preferences, industry data, and public information that would enable them to provide new, specialized services to their members.

Read full article by Nathan Eddy at eWeek>>