On April 6, 2016, the AgeLab held a day-long conference titled "Living and Aging at Home with the Internet of Things." Industry leaders from companies ranging from Bank of America, CVS, and IBM, among many others, attended the event. The conference looked at how cutting-edge IoT products might be useful within the context of an aging society. Through presentations, discussions, and a focus group, the conference identified some of the challenges inherent to designing and marketing the next wave of home technology to older consumers and their adult children. Is the industry on the same wavelength as the consumers to whom they want to sell their products? Are new technologies actually addressing the needs and problems of everyday people, specifically those who are older?
The AgeLab has begun publishing materials on the conference proceedings, including the Synthesis Report, which gives a comprehensive summary of the event. Video of the conference is also forthcoming.