Last week, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) had its inaugural Silvers Summit at the show and displayed some cutting edge technology and products that focus on the growing senior demographic. Participants included hospitals, nonprofit groups, retailers, insurers and dozens of entrepreneurs, many of whom got involved after personally experiencing what it is like to care for an elderly relative in decline. The one day conference agenda covered topics that focus on integrating technology into the daily lives of seniors to provide better access to health care with topics focusing on fitness, preventative medicine and health monitoring. Many vendors were at the show displaying common products that have senior tweaks such as larger buttons or different display mechanisms to make the user interface easier to use depending on the type of product that ranged from cell phones to pill boxes and blood testing.
Visit the full conference site at http://www.silverssummit.com