The Baby Boomer Generation and Technology.
Baby boomers are those who were born between 1946 and 1964. So now these people are now in their 50’s and over, and have witnessed significant developments in technology, especially digital technology.
Some of them are able to adapt to such changes while most of them find it hard to keep up, especially those that are not active online.
However, baby boomers who have become online entrepreneurs are up to date with the latest in technology. In fact, many baby boomers have their own tech startups and online companies.
Therefore, age shouldn’t be a reason not to use the latest technology. In fact, technology is always being developed to help those who are getting older.
We are getting to a point, where technology is playing a vital part of our society, and today we will talk about how this technology will help those in the baby-boomer generation.
So let’s get started!
Four Helpful Technologies that Help Baby Boomers
Stop Using the Mouse
It may be funny to see some older people complaining about what to click and where to type something while using a computer.
When they start using some mobile devices, they may complain about the sensitivity of the touch screen they navigate.
Nowadays, these people find their comfort in using the latest technology such as voice recognition software. When some users find it hard to click a mouse or touch a screen, all they have to do is give instructions to the computer to help them get past these minor conveniences.
Let Your Car Drive You Home
As we age, our senses become weaker. When your vision and reflexes are not any more functioning as they use to, it would be difficult for you to drive home.
Many states test older citizens regularly to make sure they are still effective to drive safely, and if someone who has been dependent on a vehicle there entire life loses the ability to drive it has a devastating effect.
Thanks to technology though this doesn’t seem that this will be an issue much longer. Soon you can find a vehicle that can drive autonomously. In just a touch of the button, you’re all set.
Your car can be programmed to the where you want it to go based on GPS.
Take Out Your Hearing Aid
Many people with impaired hearing use hearing aids, unfortunately hearing aids don’t actually provide accurate sound and may have interference noise.
Today, there are similar products, but are high-tech in comparison, which is available without consulting your doctor.
In addition, these products can perfectly help you hear everything at much lower costs.
Tattoos Now Hip for Medical Reasons
Tattoos may have been for younger generations, but you don’t see many in the baby-boomer generation having them applied.
Today, tattoos have a dual purpose as they are used for doctors to monitor the health condition of their patients.
Like helpful tags for lab animals, these tattoos can generate all the information regarding the condition of the patients, are temporary, and come in some awesome designs.
Technology may have overwhelmed most baby-boomers. However, that does not necessarily mean technology is only for the young.
Keep in mind that a lot of technological innovations today have been developed mostly by baby-boomers themselves.
If the growing older generation can’t simply adapt to technological changes, innovators will find the way to make these new technologies baby-boomer friendly.
Author Bio:Wendy Dessler