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Gadgets Geared Toward Seniors

AARP wants to make sure seniors aren’t left out of developing technologies so last spring, the organization held a fast-pitch session and invited companies from all over to tell judges and an audience of mostly seniors what they were doing to help seniors. More than 125 applied.

It was a chance for AARP to highlight the importance of developing technology for our aging population. Plus, they released some new research about where innovation is needed in the healthcare industry.

I dug a bit deeper in this story written for the U-T San Diego by exploring not just the companies selected to make a pitch at AARP’s Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch, but other companies doing something interesting in the senior world: Turning smartphones into “hearing aids,” sneakers that track movement, a drugstore app that rates medicine, etc.

The story published in June but I’m just now getting around to sharing it here. Read it yourself:

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