COVID-19 and the Future of Aging: Technology for Connecting

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin is interviewed in NextAvenue on the effects of COVID-19 on aging and technology. He writes:

While people have reported stocking freezers with their favorite ice cream [in response to the pandemic], they also reported purchasing new home technologies. This was not just to binge-watch endless shows until the pandemic passed. Technologies also improved connectivity between themselves and others, as well as smart safety and security products to manage their homes.

The pandemic has served as a propellant accelerating the adoption of devices and related services perhaps a decade faster than might have otherwise occurred.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. He conducts research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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