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The ability to leverage technology at home enables the growing older population to remain independent, but devices need to be easy as possible to use, says Mike Mazzola, CEO of Lamprey Networks.
Frances Ayalasomayajula, head of population health for HP, says technology can address feelings of isolation and loneliness by helping seniors find social connectedness.
Petra Wilson, European program director for Personal Connected Health Alliance, talks about the need for user-friendly, adaptive tech to make up for a shortage of "warm hands," or physical human contact in care.
Roland Bennett, vice president of clinical services at Medisanté, talks about getting tech out of the equation and making it unobtrusive for frail seniors by having, for instance, an integrated weight scale in the home that looks like any other.
Gilles Lunzenfichter, chief commercial officer at Medisanté, talks how his company simplifies connectivity for in the home for remote patient monitoring by removing the need for Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and the benefits to patients and providers.
Nancy Green, president and founder of The SAA Group, says the Personal Connected Health Alliance's Aging & Technology Task Force brings thought leadership and industry knowledge to those who are trying to get into the growing marketplace.