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HIT youngsters need to sharpen focus on tech for the elderly

Although older adults are embracing technology, there could be more and better technology for the aging population with a few tweaks–and a better focus on the elderly. ‹The whole space of technology is being designed by the young,ˆ says Laurie Orlov, proprietor of the Aging in Place Technology Watch site. But Orlov says young designers of health-related applications are likely to miss key characteristics of the elderly user base.