United Nations, World Population Prospects 2019
What conclusions do all these facts lead to? That we have to stop complaining, first of all, and then we must come to the realization that we must develop tech opportunities for healthcare that must become more accessible to all older generations.
There are good examples of such philosophy like Bulba ventures, GrandTime, Able Innovations, Novalte, eNable Analytics, or Motitech and No Isolation and CUSH Health.
Since GrandTime is from Estonia and Vareger helped develop it, let me tell you more about it. This is an app that allows you to make video calls with the older generations, while avoiding the problem I mentioned above (where not all seniors can get all these tech stuff).
In GrandTime they state that all unnecessary things are removed in this app, to keep it simple and clear. The caller sees on the screen only the date and time, and a contact list. There are also large fonts and contact photos.
These calls are end-to-end encrypted so they can't be recorded, also there is no chance of elderly people receiving spam calls due to the fact that only people from their contact list can call them. Perhaps this app would be useful to you during the next wave of the pandemic, at least I'm going to use it.
I'm glad that we contributed to the creation of this application and hopefully we will continue to work in the healthtech and development of new products and services that will be helpful for all generations. And I am grateful to three people who inspired me to write this blog.
Laurie Orlov, who runs the blog Ageinplacetech.com, Ko Myung-jin, whose company Silvia Health Inc received investment from Klimventures in early August. One more inspiring person — Keren Etk, who studies AgeTech in her blog The Gerontologist and with whose explanation of what is AgeTech I totally agree with: AgeTech is any type of technology that improves the lives of aging adults.
And this is much more than just healthcare.
Time to tackle the silver economy.
What do you think? Please, share your thoughts.