People become more physically and mentally vulnerable as they grow older – but they don’t want to be treated as such. How can technology be used to help make seniors’ lives easier and more sociable, enabling them to stay independent while bringing comfort to their relatives and carers?
The global population is growing older every year, and as more seniors get online, technology is becoming increasingly inclusive. Stitch marries together these factors with a social network for people aged 60 and above, geared towards finding companionship and friendship alike.
Adapting to new technologies can be difficult later in life, with the vast quantity of clutter and jargon making the digital world seem impenetrable for many elderly people. How is Breezie, with its specially designed Samsung tablets, making the internet stress-free for seniors?
The presumption that Gen Y and Z are driving social media uptake is past; 63% of over 70s spend 11 to 30 hours a week online. But how do you get people familiar with Facebook family banter, Skyping the grandkids and browsing Picasa albums? Will Family Ribbon be the business to get seniors surfing?
There are 14.9 million people over the age of 60 in the UK and internet use among this demographic is growing. With more over-60s in the country than under-18s, digital Britain is shifting to cater to these silver surfers, but how are seniors spending their time on the internet?