Technology Summit Focuses on Aging Population
COLUMBIA - Technological innovation to help the elderly was on full display in Columbia.
The Technology Summit hosted an event where different companies presented new products that they say will help advance elderly care.
While most of the items on display at the event centered around healthcare, the CEO of Leading Age Missouri said there were products for various industries.
The event allowed company representatives a time to present the product to the audience and explained how the products work and how they benefit users when caring for themselves or others. After the presentation, those in attendance asked questions. After that session was over, people were able to walk around and get closer to the items and interact with those company representatives and ask them any questions they had about the product.
Denise Clemonds, the CEO of Leading Age Missouri, said 20 companies are showing technology designs and products which will assist aging populations.
"This is the latest things that are available for the seniors," Clemonds said. "For example, it might be social media, how to connect with long-distance loved one. It might be products that help with quality of care and enhancing that quality."
One of those campanies in attendance was Pharmacy on Wheels, or POW. The company representatives said this product is a remote monitoring device that allows people to check someone's vital signs from a distance, which gives more freedom to the caregiver.
Another company was Full Count. It is based out of Des Moines, but serves the Columbia area. Company representative Lindsay Snyder says she hopes to show people what her company has to offer when it comes to senior care.
"This event is for technologies for senior living communities and that's what we're all about," she said. "Trying to help improve their daily processes through some simple applications."
The event runs until 6:30 p.m. on Friday.