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Top 65 Seniors Trends of 2016

From Canine Companion Robots to Doctor-Designed Meal Deliveries

— January 28, 2017 — Life-Stages
2016 has been a year of impressive technological development, so much so that technology even permeates the 2016 seniors trends. Traditionally, seniors are far from the target demographic for new technological systems and devices, but there's no reason this has to be the case. If technology comes down to making people's lives easier, then it can benefit seniors as much as anyone else.

Much of the technology in the 2016 seniors trends is devoted specifically to health management. 'Lively Wearable' is a fitness tracker that recognizes the fitness needs of older people, and 'iBeat' is a smartwatch that also monitors one's heartbeat, making it ideal for people with pacemakers or heart problems. The senior demographic is growing rapidly, however, and our FREE 2017 Trend Report should make it clear that technology is only one domain for understanding the senior marketplace.
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Social Media Mail Deliveries
Social Media Mail Deliveries
Project GramGram Sends Social Media Messages to Grandma's Mailbox
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Vibrating Navigation Wearables
Vibrating Navigation Wearables
Buzzclip's Technology for the Blind is a Small Clip-On Device
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Vision-Repairing Implants
Vision-Repairing Implants
The 'Argus II' is a Vision Aid that Sends Video to the Wearer's Brain
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62
VR Dementia Aids
VR Dementia Aids
Research UK is Using Virtual Reality as a Tool for Dementia
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61
Estate Information Storage
Estate Information Storage
Estate Planning Platform AfterVault Delivers Sensitive Information
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60
Palliative Care Nursing Apps
Palliative Care Nursing Apps
The palliAGEDnurse App Supports the Work Of Palliative Care Nurses
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59
Grandparent Discount Apps
Grandparent Discount Apps
The Grand Deals App Helps Boomers and Seniors Access Discounts
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58
Senior-Centric Ride Services
Senior-Centric Ride Services
UberCentral is Targeted Towards Seniors Without Smartphones
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57
Caregiver-Patient Connecting Apps
Caregiver-Patient Connecting Apps
HomeHero Connects Home Care Providers with Patients
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56
Nursing Home Training Videos
Nursing Home Training Videos
This Company Makes Training Videos for Nursing Home Employees
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55
Interactive Senior Health Apps
Interactive Senior Health Apps
The eSeniorCare App Helps the Elderly Take Control of Their Health
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54
Senior-Friendly Rideshare Apps
Senior-Friendly Rideshare Apps
'GoGoGrandparent' is an Easy Way for Elderly People to Order Ubers
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53
Metropolitan Retirement Towers
Metropolitan Retirement Towers
This Retirement Housing from Concert Properties is Locally Focused
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52
Senior Ride-Sharing Services
Senior Ride-Sharing Services
Lyft is Offering the Elderly Medical Transportation via the Web
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51
Dementia Communication Systems
Dementia Communication Systems
teleCalm is a Phone Service for Seniors Living with Alzheimer's
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50
Restaurant-Style Retirement Cafeterias
Restaurant-Style Retirement Cafeterias
Atria Hearthstone's Cafeteria Uses Servers and Menus
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49
Contact-Free Wellness Trackers
Contact-Free Wellness Trackers
The 'Safebed' Device Was Just Unveiled at CES 2016
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48
Retiree Networking Events
Retiree Networking Events
The National Retirement Living Summit Discusses Elderly Demographics
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47
Idyllic Green Nursing Homes
Idyllic Green Nursing Homes
Dominique Coulon's Nursing Home Blends into Its Pastoral Surroundings
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46
Behavior-Boosting Senior Services
Behavior-Boosting Senior Services
This Pilot Project For Seniors Uses Tablet-Based Game Apps
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45
Social Media-Connected Walkers
Social Media-Connected Walkers
The 'FriWalk' Mobility Walker Adds Health Monitoring and More
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44
Elderly Rideshare Initiatives
Elderly Rideshare Initiatives
grandPad Teamed Up with Uber to Help Seniors Get Around
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43
Musical Memory-Boosting Platforms
Musical Memory-Boosting Platforms
The So Much More to Experience Program Aims to Trigger Memories
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42
Elasticity-Boosting Creams
Elasticity-Boosting Creams
This Neck and Decollete Cream Uses an Array Of Natural Ingredients
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41
Senior-Specific Tablet Apps
Senior-Specific Tablet Apps
This App Simplifies Technology for Older Demographics
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40
High Tech Prescription Trackers
High Tech Prescription Trackers
Round Refill Reminds Regular Pill Takers and Renews Prescriptions
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39
Habit-Forming Medication Reminders
Habit-Forming Medication Reminders
The 'Nightingale' System Coaches Users to Take Their Pills
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38
Personalized Caretaker Businesses
Personalized Caretaker Businesses
This Start-Up Helps to Match Elderly People with Caretakers
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37
Age-Restricted Gated Communities
Age-Restricted Gated Communities
'Stoneleigh Summit' is Restricted to Residents 55 and Older
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36
Autonomous Electric Hearses
Autonomous Electric Hearses
The Korbiyor Electric Vehicle Design Transports the Deceased in Style
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35
Dementia-Detecting Robots
Dementia-Detecting Robots
This Artificially Intelligent Robot Can Detect Dementia Symptoms
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34
Senior Travel Clubs
Senior Travel Clubs
'The Freebird Club' is Like Airbnb for the Elderly Population
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33
On-Demand Eldercare Services
On-Demand Eldercare Services
Sage Offers Quality Senior Home Care with Extensive Interviews
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32
Ergonomic Hearing Enhancers
Ergonomic Hearing Enhancers
The Britzgo Adjustable Hearing Aid Lasts for 500 Hours of Use
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31
Dementia-Friendly Airports
Dementia-Friendly Airports
Heathrow Airport Marks World Alzheimers Day with New Policies
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30
Mushroom-Infused Hand Creams
Mushroom-Infused Hand Creams
The Intense Youth Complex Hand Cream Battles Visible Hand Aging
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29
IoT-Enabled Footwear
IoT-Enabled Footwear
These GPS-Enabled Shoes Help Families Keep Track of Elderly Family Members
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28
Senior-Centric Sensor Systems
Senior-Centric Sensor Systems
This System Predicts Seniors' Falls to Allow For Quicker Responses
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27
Functional Muscle Recovery Drinks
Functional Muscle Recovery Drinks
Abbott's Ensure Enlive Helps Consumers Rebuild Lost Muscle
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26
AI Robot Companions
AI Robot Companions
The Kirobo Toyota Robot Was Designed to Tackle Loneliness in Japan
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25
Elderly Sock-Dressing Devices
Elderly Sock-Dressing Devices
This Sock Aid Kit Makes it Simple to Put on and Remove Socks
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24
Smartphone-Compatible Hearing Aids
Smartphone-Compatible Hearing Aids
The 'Made for Life' Hearing Aids Can Be Connected to an iPhone
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23
Senior-Focused Fitness Trackers
Senior-Focused Fitness Trackers
This Wearable Device is Equipped with an Urgent Response Button
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22
Accessible Transit Signals
Accessible Transit Signals
The Bus Bell Alerts Drivers When Special Needs Passengers Are Exiting
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21
Senior Social Apps
Senior Social Apps
YourLink is a Connective and Customizable Smartphone App For Seniors
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20
Doctor-Designed Meal Deliveries
Doctor-Designed Meal Deliveries
This Diet Food Delivery Service Caters to Aging Health Concerns
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Dementia-Friendly Apps
Dementia-Friendly Apps
This App for Dementia Teaches How to Create a Safe Home Environment
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18
Interactive Nursing Home Robots
Interactive Nursing Home Robots
This Nursing Robot Provides Care for Senior Citizens
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17
Wearable Heart Monitors
Wearable Heart Monitors
The 'iBeat' Notifies Emergency Responders and Family of Cardiac Arrest
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16
Automated Modular Pill Dispensers
Automated Modular Pill Dispensers
The 'PillBox' Makes it Easier for the Elderly to Take their Meds
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15
Smart Sensor Canes
Smart Sensor Canes
This Smart Cane Can Detect Obstacles for the Elderly
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14
Slip-Detecting Lightbulbs
Slip-Detecting Lightbulbs
The Göz Senior Monitoring System Alerts Loved Ones if Seniors Fall
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13
Jewelry-Inspired Fitness Trackers
Jewelry-Inspired Fitness Trackers
The CarePredict Tempo Keeps Track of Seniors' Lifestyle Patterns
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12
Elderly-Assisting Robots
Elderly-Assisting Robots
This Social Robot is Designed to Keep the Elderly Engaged and Independent
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Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms
Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms
Room2Care is a Miami Sharing Economy Service for Eldercare
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Undetectable Hearing Devices
Undetectable Hearing Devices
The Starkey Hearing Amplifier is Designed as an Entry-Level Aid
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9
Solitary Senior Ads
Solitary Senior Ads
Alone's Loneliness Kills Campaign Shows the Harmful Affect of Abandonment
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8
Canine Companion Robots
Canine Companion Robots
Hasbro's 'Joy For All' Companion Pets for Seniors Now Includes a Dog
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7
Minimalist Senior Accessories
Minimalist Senior Accessories
The 'Iris' Walking Aid is Lightweight, Stylish and Functional
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6
Old Age Emojis
Old Age Emojis
A Grandmother Created Her Own Emoji Designs to Reflect Elderly Life
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5
Senior Co-Working Spaces
Senior Co-Working Spaces
'Senior Planet' Offers Classes and Workshops for People 60+
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4
Progressive Retirement Villages
Progressive Retirement Villages
This Sustainable Community Focuses on Wellness and Nature
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3
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
Jewelry-Inspired Wearables
The Iris Apfel for Wisewear Line Are Stylish Safety Tools for Seniors
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2
Senior-Friendly Wearables
Senior-Friendly Wearables
The Omate Wherecom S3 Android Smart Watch is Designed for the Elderly
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Accessible Kitchen Cabinetry
Accessible Kitchen Cabinetry
Wellborn's 'Active Living' Cabinets Adhere to Universal Design
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