Gerontechnology, digitalization, and the silver economy
The ongoing evolution from an industrial society to digital society will lead to radical changes in how we solve and organize the welfare society. This development is converging with another trend: a global increase of older people. And since the quota of working versus retired people is sinking, there are no more possibilities to increase the number of people working in the health and welfare sector. Thus the only way forward is the increased use of technology to support and relieve both professionals and those in need of services. Surely this is a match made in heaven?
Anderberg P. Gerontechnology, digitalization, and the silver economy. XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students. 2020;26. doi:10.1145/3383388