The global coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted the lives, the livelihoods, and the wellbeing of billions of people worldwide – but no group is more vulnerable to COVID-19 itself, or to the loneliness and sense of isolation associated with social distancing measures, than the elderly population.
As countries worldwide are in the midst of lockdowns or other forms of enforced social distancing, finding ways to keep senior citizens safe, healthy and connected to their friends and family members is paramount. Numerous Israeli startups have developed solutions to make that possible.
With its robust digital health and assistive technologies ecosystems, Israeli high-tech is uniquely positioned to meet this critical need – and with institutions like the Center for Digital Innovation’s Healthy Aging Innovation Lab committed to supporting promising new solutions, the Startup Nation will continue harnessing the power of innovation to enable seniors to maintain their independence, age in place, and during times like these, maintain connections with their loved ones.
Here’s a look at some of the Israeli companies making life better for seniors – and giving their families peace of mind – across the globe:
From strained healthcare systems to battered economies to disrupted family routines, the coronavirus crisis has delivered no shortage of hardships – and while it’s undoubtedly difficult for family members not to see their elderly parents and grandparents, technology can help ease worries about seniors’ wellbeing and ensure that they stay engaged with their families and communities.
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