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AARP to Showcase Promise of AI for Better Aging at CES

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En español | AARP is bringing its AgeTech Summit back to CES 2024 (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas this week to spotlight how technology and artificial intelligence can help older adults live longer, better and more independently.

AARP launched the AgeTech Summit in 2023, and this year will continue to help startups and organizations recognize the benefits of developing products focused on the wants and needs of older adults. At this year’s conference, which runs Jan. 9-12, we’ll highlight ways AI-driven technology can help detect falls, improve brain health, prevent loneliness, manage chronic health conditions and more.

“Investing in AgeTech isn’t just smart; it’s crucial,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “As global economies evolve with aging demographics, technology becomes our ally in overcoming challenges.”

We’re hosting more than 20 panels and demonstrations from AARP’s booth stage, including:

  • Dr. Hon Pak, vice president and global head of digital health at Samsung Electronics, and Andy Miller, senior vice president of Innovation and product development at AARP’s AgeTech Collaborative, will discuss how smart devices are delivering better health outcomes and helping people have more say in how they age.

  • Actor and rapper Utkarsh Ambudkar, Freestyle+ Co-CEO and Founder Anthony Veneziale and AARP’s Jenkins, will explore the link between creativity and brain health as people age and highlight products having an impact.

  • MIT’s AgeLab will demonstrate technology that simulates what aging feels like.

  • Proto Inc. will showcase how 3D holograms can help combat loneliness and improve telehealth.

The AgeTech Collaborative from AARP was launched in 2021 to connect start-ups, enterprises, investors, industry experts and others and to inspire them to meet the needs of older adults. More than 200 organizations have since joined the program. The collaborative regularly hosts start-up and pitch competitions to help new and developing businesses as they engineer products for older adults.

Learn more about AARP’s involvement with CES 2024 and how we’re supporting startups and technology aimed at helping an aging population.

Natalie Missakian covers federal and state policy and writes AARP’s Fighting for You Every Day blog. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Haven Register and daily newspapers in Ohio. Her work has also appeared in the AARP Bulletin, the Hartford Business Journal and other publications.

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