Monthly Archive: July, 2011

See how the Europeans are doing it – EU report on age-tech

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For those interested in the European market, the European Commission last year produced a fairly comprehensive review of the market: ICT & Ageing – European Study on Users, Markets and Technologies. Advertisements

Care Innovations Connect

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Good post by Laurie Orlov covering GE-Intel’s Care Innovations new Connect offering. This is the Big Daddy in edler-care tech throwing its considerable resources behind one of the most quoted use cases –… Continue reading

Cane monitors users’ health as they walk

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This is a great example of what has to be a powerful trend that has been rather slow to get going – sexy aging products. The fact that that prhase  is still an… Continue reading

Link: Boomers bank on smaller inheritance

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As recently as five years ago, economists marveled that baby boomers stood to inherit anywhere between $41 trillion to $136 trillion as their parents passed on. The legacies from members of the Greatest… Continue reading

Link: The Future of Medicine: The Doc-in-a-Phone – Ceci Connolly – NationalJournal.com

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[A] 2009 McKinsey survey of 3,000 people in Brazil, China, Germany, India, South Africa, and the United States found that up to one-third of respondents indicated some willingness to pay for mHealth services… Continue reading

Link: Ballet therapy for Parkinson’s sufferers

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They offer proof that this particular form of dance class can relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s and aid mobility – and not just in the short-term. The participants I spoke to… Continue reading

Startup Spotlight: Dignifiedesigns

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This is the first of a series of Startup Spotlights, that highlight innovative solutions for the aging market. Today’s company: Dignifiedesigns. If you want to be profiled, go here and contact info@fordcastle.com with… Continue reading

Stocks picks for the booming population

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Interesting article in the Fiscal Times about stock picks for the aging population. A number of expected targets such as medical devices (Stryker, Zimmer) and pharma companies (Johnson & Johnson, Teva). I thought… Continue reading

Link: MIT smartphone clip-on detects cataracts in minutes | Crave – CNET

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on an inexpensive way to use smartphones to quickly detect early-stage cataracts, the clouding of the eye lens that is the leading cause of… Continue reading

Link: Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging – US News and World Report

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More data suggesting the efficacy of exercise, this time long distance. Endurance athletes had longer telomeres — DNA at the tips of chromosomes that protect the cell — in their white blood cells… Continue reading

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