Senior Care Innovation Takes Global Stage in 2014 International CES

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Senior care innovation will take a global stage at the annual International CES, taking place in early January 2014 in Las Vegas and featuring conference sessions  both directly and indirectly related to aging.

The 2014 CES—produced by the Consumer Electronics Association—will have 37 “conference tracks” each focusing on a different aspect of consumer electronics.


One of the conference tracks is the Silvers Summit, with sessions including The 50+IT List, where senior-focused tech innovators pitch products to a curated board of judges, and another debating which technological innovations will prove to be revolutionary and “change caregiving forever.”

Other conference sessions for the Silvers Summit track include those for shaping messaging and distribution for the 50+ market and “Lessons from the Fortune 50+ Frontlines,” which takes cues from telecom giants, retail trailblazers, and manufacturing titans that are entering the senior space to take advantage of its enormous market opportunities.

The Digital Health Summit is another conference track with expected ties to aging-related technology.


The footprint for digital health consumer technologies grew 40% for the 2014 International CES, according to the CEA. The Digital Health Summit is a market-specific TechZone that focuses on the intersection of technology, health, and wellness and will showcase more than 65 exhibitors with solutions for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating a range of illnesses.

“With huge improvements in health care technology and the introduction of powerful new sensors, consumers have unprecedented opportunities to monitor their health and engage more deeply in their personal health care,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The 2014 CES is the natural platform to see the intersection of technology and wellness.  We can’t wait to experience the innovations at the Digital Health Summit that will help reinvent the healthcare industry.”

Other conference tracks that could potentially have senior care applications include Technology Trends, Consumer Robotics, dubbed “The Next Trillion Dollar Market” and Wireless and Mobile Technology.

The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories.

Written by Alyssa Gerace