Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems: Page 2 | Older Adult Perspectives

The Impact Theme series: Longevity Explorers Discuss.

Increasingly we see the two categories of Medical Alert Systems and Home Sensor Systems merging in the future. Our analyst team has done a lot of research on both of these categories.

In this series of discussions with older adults you can hear for yourself what they like and dislike about current products, and what their ideas about the ideal products are.

 

 

Hear what Older Adults Think: Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems

Emergency Apps and Call Systems

Listen to the group having a lively discussion of emergency apps on phones and smartphones). Cost is always a consideration, and when John mentions monthly pricing, someone calls it 'more than your electric bill'. John counters by saying that the cost is a matter of one's priorities: When it comes to emergency calls, "I would rather be alive without electricity than dead with it."

 


 

Emergency Response Systems Interview: Chuck S

Chuck S talks about about emergency response systems, and what he cares about in these products. This interview about experiences with Emergency Response Pendants is part of our ongoing "Topic Interview" series.

 


 

Emergency Response Systems Interview: Karen R

Karen R has opinions about emergency response systems, which she shares in this interview. This interview about experiences with Emergency Response Pendants is part of our ongoing "Topic Interview" series.

 


 

Emergency Response Systems Interview: Marilyn H

Marilyn H tells us her opinions about emergency response systems. This interview about experiences with Emergency Response Pendants is part of our ongoing "Topic Interview" series.

 


 

Emergency Response Systems Interview: Betty deV

Betty de V gives her thoughts about emergency response. This interview about experiences with Emergency Response Pendants is part of our ongoing "Topic Interview" series.

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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