A new survey by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) shows some results that fight with the generalization that seniors won’t use smart home technology, particularly relating to their health.
The survey is exposing, even by its predictions. By 2022, the CTA expects the market for joined solutions for seniors to achieve nearly $30 billion, while the biggest section of that submarket, safety, and smart living technologies seems to triple in size between 2018 and 2022, achieving over $17 billion. Sixty-five million baby boomers are going to outstrip the traditional age for retirement, and how society responds will likely be interesting.
The CTA states that health and remote care is possibly the most promising segment of the active aging market. However, the survey means specialized cases like monitoring blood pressure remotely and other platforms for remote health care from technology companies like Honeywell and Intel-GE.
The technologies the survey touches on are different, which arrives as no surprise given the amount of solutions that are either easily available or in progress to help seniors live independently.
Finally, the survey’s queries into wellness and fitness added questions about fitness-tracking devices, diet and weight-loss tools, wellness monitors that track things like sleep, meditation, pain management, and brain health, and personal sound amplification devices that augment traditional devices like hearing aids.