Joe Coughlin Asks How Drones Might Support Older Adults & Caregivers

Mon, 07/27/2015

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin considers the possible applications of drones, and autonomous systems generally, for homebound elderly and their families. In his article From Meals-on-Wheels to Dinner-by-Drone he asks is it time for aging services and companies supporting an aging society to begin thinking about the applications of drones to support a next generation care force?

Joe Coughlin Discusses Technology & Aging-in-Place in the New York Times

Mon, 07/27/2015

AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin provides his take on technology and older users in the Money Section of the New York Times. The article discusses innovations that are available today to help with health and independent living. Coughlin notes that the Internet-of-Things and related ‘smart’ technologies will bring a new generation of services to the home, helping caregivers manage the load and older adults remain independent and well. The article concludes on Coughlin’s optimistic note that “Old age looks really good from here.

Read Joe's Reflection on the WHCOA, Tech, & Innovation

Thu, 07/23/2015

Read Joe Coughlin's thoughts and reflections on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, technology, and innovation on his BigThink blog Disruptive Demographics


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