Aging in Place Technology Market Overview Report

Laurie Orlov Aging in Place Technology

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

~Richard P. Feynman

Laurie Orlov is the go-to Expert in the fast-paced marketplace of aging-in-place technology. She was THE lone voice in this niche of gero-tech long before it became the new darling of technology. She will be the first to tell you, in many ways it still hasn’t reached it potential for practical application in real-world aging. But the field is quickly innovating and becoming mainstream relevant in a world experiencing a demographic transition. Her report is a deep dive and she’s done the heavy lifting for you. Click the link below to get the report and contact her if some ideas/thoughts are sparked!

~Patrick

Updated March, 2019

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow to nearly $30 billion in the next few years, according to the Consumer Technology Association. Changes in the market are noted in the tenth anniversary report by Aging in Place Technology Watch. Vendor interest is fueled by demographics and policy. New entrants more likely to depend on customization of standard software and existing platforms than in creation of senior-specific products. The report provides predictions about key technology trends for 2019 and beyond. Families, their caregivers, and seniors will acquire new tech-enabled services that improve the quality of their lives, according to Laurie M. Orlov, who founded the market research firm in 2009.

Blending her years of analyst experience and recent in-depth research on the subject, this forward-looking study is illustrated with descriptive graphics and includes more than 33 new devices, wearables, and caregiving apps.  The report helps to place these offerings in context, helping vendors and service providers improve the quality of life and care for older adults.

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REPORT: MARKET OVERVIEW 2019 FINAL 03/7/2019 pdf

Laurie Orlov aging in place technology

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch — market research that provides thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman and is certified in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida.

Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s own home for as long, as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, Digital Health and assistive technologies. It is described with reference to Aging in Place Technology Watch and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The NY TimesUSA Today, MoneyWatch and US News & World Report.  She is profiled in Business Week’s Launching Startups, Huffington Post, and The NY Times. 

Biography Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch — market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In her previous career, Laurie spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors.  She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary have been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management. Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, where she was profiled as well. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Laurie has provided testimony about technology at a 2015 Senate Aging Committee hearing, consulted frequently to AARP. Advisory clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Healthcare, CDW, Bose, Cox Communications, Yahoo, and Philips. She was one of the judges for the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit in 2016 and a 2016 Stanford Longevity design challenge. She has published research sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation and AARP, among others. Her latest reports include the Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults in 2018, and an updated Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place, published in 2019.  The site was selected as one of CDW’s Top 50 Health IT Blogs and in September, 2017, she was named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. She is currently a task force member for Philips and for the HIMSS PCH Alliance.

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