How Important Will Mobile Technology Be to 21st Century Seniors? - Page 2
Seniors who stay in contact with loved ones, perform puzzles, play games, and read, are more likely to have healthier minds for longer periods of time. Tablets grant access to all of these things and more, and are tactile and large enough for even the most feeble of users to master and enjoy. You can't put a price on being able to see the laughing face of a grandchild half a world away, or undervalue the need for the elderly mind to stay invigorated through mental exercise. With that said, you don't need the most expensive tablet on the market to have access to video chat, games, and online reading material, so don't let anyone tell you differently.
Seniors may think they have it all figured out, for which mobile technology has no purpose. But someday, and someday soon, the information available online is going to become much more relevant to the here and now. For example, doctors may start to be able to advise seniors on what inclines to avoid instead of outlawing steps outright, thanks in part to the prevalence of mobile incline-detection technology available via smartphone app. There is little one can argue against the usefulness of mobile information for seniors, especially when such information is free.
The American elderly population and mobile technology are advancing side-by-side. They are destined to intertwine, at least as far as the tech industry is concerned. But that does not mean mobile technology's role in the betterment of senior living is simply a marketing ploy. It's benefits are as real as the demographics themselves.