CABA Information Series

(IS-2011-165) CABA Aging in the Connected Home: 2011 Executive Summary

The CABA Aging in the Connected Home 2011 research study is a collaborative, industry-funded research program that brought together organizations from the healthcare sector with connected home solutions providers. As Baby Boomers reach retirement age, 71 million Americans will be over the age 65, in which 90% indicate that they wanted to remain in their homes. As such, home healthcare services, as well as products designed to help the aging adult move through their home and interface with their home in a safe and efficient manner have seen rapid growth in demand. The objective of this study is to determine the key needs of the seniors and their caregivers as they seek to maintain their independence. The Framework for Social Impact is the methodology employed to identify these issues. Understanding the needs of seniors and their caregivers is vital to the design of products, services and home solutions that will enable the aging to maintain their independence in their homes. A thorough understanding of the unmet needs of aging seniors, and their caregivers, as well as the constraints that prohibit them from remaining in their homes, will provide the necessary stimulus for true innovation amongst healthcare providers and home solutions providers in optimizing the development, design and utilization of the connected home. The report was prepared for the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) by The Innovation Partners and consists of two parts – Healthcare Providers and Home Solutions Providers. 

























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