Article from Senior Housing News

Technology providers need to focus less on the hardware and more on building software into the latest cutting edge technology already out there.

Instead of talking to an avatar dog, seniors can now use cutting edge tools like Amazon’s Alexa—the tech behind some of the biggest sellers this holiday season. That’s according to Laurie Orlov, the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm that provides thought leadership and analysis on senior care technology.

Talking to Orlov, she is excited about the potential for products like LifePod, a piece of software that is built on top of Alexa that automatically generates reminders for daily routines.

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