Seven areas of technology innovation can help older adults live independently, according to a new briefing paper by the US-based Center for Technology and Aging.

The paper explores medication management, remote monitoring, assistive and social networking technologies as well as technologies used to train and supervise health and long-term care workers, manage chronic disease and measure or improve cognition.

The also paper includes an overview, review of current applications and an assessment of future opportunities for each technology area.

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