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CTA Foundation and IBM Are Ready to Improve the Lives of Seniors

Michael Williams, Digital Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Though technology is typically associated with millennials, the benefits and abilities of the latest technology spread far and wide across all generations.

Outthink Aging, a new report from IBM (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) and the CTA Foundation, reveals that new technologies and partnerships are required to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population. By 2050, 22 percent of the world’s population will be 60 or older. 

“Technology does not replace the human element, but it’s a tool that will enable the growing aging demographic and caregivers to better our lives as we age,” said Stephen Ewell, executive director of the CTA Foundation.

Since its launch at CES 2016, the IBM and the CTA Foundation project has examined the technology needs of seniors. Active aging tech will again be on display in the Accessibility Marketplace at CES 2017.

To access the full report, visit