AgeTek was formed out of the common ground of companies leading the developments of new products for seniors and to make it easier for family caregivers who need and want these solutions to find them. In addition, the organization launched a blog written by a growing roster of contributing authors, including several AgeTek board members. The blog content turns a spotlight on the various aging-related issues being met by the digital health market, and the innovation in that space.
“With 13% of the U.S. population age 65 and older – a number projected to jump to 20% by 2030 – and the 85 and older cohort being our population’s fastest-growing age segment, there is a consumer need for education about products and services for the aging, and how to qualify and access them; this is why we created the AgeTek.org site and blog as a hub to make all of these possible,” said Peter Radsliff, CEO, Presto Services and chairman of the board, Aging Technology Alliance. “For members, the site supports the awareness, benefits and value of products and services of our aging society. We intend to evolve into the world’s leading aging-focused technology consortium; a mandate of no other organization.”
Members of the organization include AARP, the National Alliance for Caregiving; health and wellness companies like GrandCare, Dakim, and Posit Science; communications companies like GreatCall, ClearSounds, Clarity, and Presto; and companies that focus on providing senior residences or designing and marketing care systems for those aging in their own homes like Linkage, Dr. Marion, LifeLedger, and many other regular and associate members that are listed here.