Living a Full Life in a Digital World with Keren Etkin
Living a Full Life in a Digital World with Keren Etkin, Best-Selling Author of The AgeTech Revolution
With our growing longevity economy and older adult demographic, we have seen a massive rise in agetech. How do we make sure that older adults can live a full life in a digital world and include them in each aspect of creation and use? We are in a unique time to be able to solve problems, create solutions and address the universal challenges of aging.
Keren Etkin is my guest today. She is a gerontologist and the best-selling author of The AgeTech Revolution, a book about the intersection of technology and aging. She is also the founder of The Gerontechnologist, a media platform that covers the global agetech ecosystem and offers online courses through the AgeTech Academy. I encourage everyone to purchase and read this book. I have marked up my own personal copy and encourage the important conversations that will take place as this book sets the stage for us as we dive into the future landscape of aging and technology. Thank you, Keren, for the wonderful conversation, your work and for encouraging us all to use technology for good.
Keren shares about:
How she came to start The Gerontechnologist and write The AgeTech Revolution
Why we are in a pivotal time in our world and the changing aging landscape- a worldwide look
The challenges of aging, lack of caregiver support, and how agetech addresses those concerns
What are the barriers to agetech adoption
What to consider when designing agetech
The attributes of agetech companies that validate the problems and solutions
What successful agetech companies do well
Overcoming fear of change and embracing agetech
The future of agetech
About Keren Etkin & The AgeTech Revolution
Keren Etkin is the best-selling author of The AgeTech Revolution - a book about the intersection of technology and aging, founder of TheGerontechnologist.com, a media platform that covers the global agetech ecosystem and offers online courses through the AgeTech Academy, and the founder/director of AgeLabIL at Shenkar college in Israel, an interdisciplinary R&D center focusing on agetech. Named one of the most influential people in aging, Etkin is a sought-after public speaker and advisor for agetech startups, investors in the longevity economy, care providers and organizations who work on innovation in aging. Previously, Etkin was the first employee at Intuition Robotics, maker of ElliQ, a pioneering social robot designed with and for older adults, and co-founder & VP of Product at Sensi.ai, a startup that developed the first artificial intelligence solution for remote care monitoring. She holds an M.A. in Gerontology and a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Ben-Gurion University.
In The AgeTech Revolution, Keren Etkin takes you on a journey to explore what the intersection of tech and aging looks like today. This book explores the changing face of aging in the 21st century, through the lens of the fast-paced digital transformation our society is going through. It goes into challenges of aging that are currently being tackled by technology - using the real-life stories of tech entrepreneurs and older adults. Etkin also provides a glimpse into the future, and what agetech could be like five, ten, fifteen years down the road. We have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impact the experience of living as an older adult in this world, using technology. The AgeTech Revolution provides us with the data and perspective necessary to change our tech landscape and to create a world that is more inclusive and supportive of older adults.
Visit www.thegerontechnologist.com for more information.
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