AARP Life@50+ Atlanta 2013 University Session - Digital Family Communications

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Cool Tech for the 50+
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sanjay Khurana, director, AARP Innovation Center
Mike Lee, senior advisor, AARP Digital Strategies and Operations

Whether it’s monitoring your health on the go or connecting with your grandkids, there has been an explosion of new technology designed to make your life easier and more enjoyable. The good news is that many of these new gadgets are easy to use and the prices are rapidly coming down. Come see live demonstrations of some of the coolest gadgets on the market — and some that have yet to go public — that use the latest technology to enhance your health, lifestyle and relationships.

And here is Sanjay's presentation on health innovations from this session:
http://www.slideshare.net/sanjaykhurana101/health-innovations-cool-tech-for-the-50

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AARP Life@50+ Atlanta 2013 University Session - Digital Family Communications

  1. 1. Mike Lee Life@50+ Atlanta 2013 Cool Tech for the 50+
  2. 2. Digital Connections to Distant Family and Friends Video Chat Mobile Messaging Apps Ebooks with Video Chat Turn-based Games A Tablet for Seniors
  3. 3. Source: AARP - Attitude, Trend, & Opinion Monitor , March 2013 Contact: Gretchen Anderson, ganderson@aarp.org 73% of 50+ adults own at least 1 computer device 60% 48% 20% 83% of the 50+ own a mobile phone Laptops Tablets Desktops E -Readers 28% Smartphone 0 Feature phone 69% Younger boomers are more likely to own every type of device than those 60+ Device Ownership 19%
  4. 4. 23% 54% 60% 84%Email Text Messaging Social Networking Video chat of the 50+ use technology to stay in touch with friends & familyendfrie Of those who use tech to stay in touch... Staying In Touch 73% Source: AARP Attitude, Trend, & Opinion Monitor , March 2013 Contact: Gretchen Anderson, ganderson@aarp.org R E S E A R C H C E N T E R
  5. 5. Skype has been in use for 10 years! http://www.skype.com
  6. 6. Apple Facetime http://www.apple.com/mac/facetime/
  7. 7. Google+ Hangouts – Group video chat and screen sharing http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/
  8. 8. Whatsapp Chat App http://www.whatsapp.com
  9. 9. Popular Messaging Apps each with over 100 MM users http://insights.onavo.com/blog/digital-diaspora-immigrant-apps/
  10. 10. Family members in other countries are recommending chat apps http://www.techinasia.com/messaging-app-war-wechat-line-kakaotalk-whatsapp/
  11. 11. Narrate and share children’s books http://www.astorybeforebed.com
  12. 12. Read books with children in video chats http://www.astorybeforebed.com
  13. 13. Read books with children in video chats on laptops http://www.readeo.com/
  14. 14. Read books with children in video chats on tablets http://kindoma.com
  15. 15. Words With Friends turn-based game http://www.wordswithfriends.com
  16. 16. Draw Something turn-based game http://omgpop.com/drawsomething
  17. 17. Breezie Android tablet service http://www.breezie.com
  18. 18. A Start Screen with an uncluttered interface http://www.breezie.com
  19. 19. A Visual Address Book http://www.breezie.com
  20. 20. Buttons with clearly understandable meanings http://www.breezie.com
  21. 21. Hub to personalize and manage remotely http://www.breezie.com
  22. 22. Questions ?

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