On March 27, 2017 Lisa D’Ambrosio, PhD, participated in a plenary session entitled “Emerging Technologies to Assist an Aging Workforce” at the 2017 Integrated Benefits Institute Annual Forum in San Francisco, California. She presented data on the impact of caregiving on caregivers employed outside of the home and results from an MIT AgeLab research study on caregivers, which was sponsored by CVS. The presentation included a discussion of some of the ways in which technologies might help employed caregivers who provide care to an older family member or loved one, as well as some of the ways in which companies might support workers who are caregivers.
At the same session, Cynthia Hellyar, MA, from The Hartford Center on Mature Market Excellence presented results from a series of research studies done by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab around home and auto technologies. She focused on how these technologies might help aging employees remain in and be more productive in the workplace.