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Eldertech poised to address social needs

Island may be ideal test bed - MICTA

Eldertech - the latest buzzword doing the rounds in the IT sector, but what does it mean?    

It refers to technology aimed at addressing a pivotal societal need: ensuring the gadgets of the digital era are accessible and easy to use for an aging population.

Research is typically undertaken by companies looking to perfect products before they go out to market.

Chairman of the Manx ICT Association Kurt Roosen told Tanya Humbles it begs the question - could 'eldertech' projects be trialed among older people on the Isle of Man?  

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