ANA ASLAN performed a hybrid and an online presentation on “New technologies for seniors and their families” where iCAN Solution was presented in an event initiative of the Ana Aslan International Foundation in Cluj Napoca, on the 30th of June, which aimed to inform seniors and their families about the products existing on European Union market and about the new technologies which are developed for increasing the quality of life and prolong independence at home.
New technologies provide essential support without ever being able to replace the care of a next of kin or of a neighbour. How these new technologies can support seniors and those close to them was the subject of this edition, where over 20 relevant technologies were reviewed. The new technologies that were presented support the increase of quality of life, care and extension of independence at home, so that seniors and their families continue to live confidently and quietly, reducing anxiety and social isolation of seniors and the worries and fatigue of their families.
The event was created for people 55 +, both seniors or caregivers. An online edition took place on July 4, 2022. Over 20 seniors took part in the hybrid event, and 19 people have participated in the online edition.
In conclusion, we clearly see that there is a growing interest in the new technologies in supporting elderlies’ independency and well-being, though the new technologies have to be non-stigmatizing, very relevant to the needs voiced by the seniors, and not to duplicate features which are already covered by a smartphone.