The Financial Times are currently running a series of article on “The Silver Economy”.
The article mentions how I created Mindings for my technology-shy father, and how I regularly keep him in touch with his granddaughter:
“This weekend, we sent pictures as we were camping in Epping Forest,” Mr Arnott says of the service, called Mindings, which is now being trialled by the National Health Service. We can’t visit him every day but he can see when my daughter is going to her ballet classes and then see her in action.”
According to research, older users are driving growth in the UK’s social networking, for example, with more than a third of people aged 55-64 using such websites compared with less than a quarter in 2011.
Connectivity for the elderly does not just mean to the internet, but also to their friends and families as well as services ranging from the essential to frivolous. Technology is changing lives – making people live longer and more healthily.
Read a PDF download of the full article here.