Seniors are neglected by the high tech industry

People are living longer. Today’s 80 is yesteryear’s 60. Women always had 10-15 more years’ longevity as compared to men. Most of the women were anywhere between 3-5 or even more years younger than their husbands/ partners. That means a 90+-year-old woman is going to be more of a reality than a rarity. As a result, women living alone for close to 15+ years will be a norm.

According to the United States Census Buero

https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/region.php

The world population is close to 7 Billion on January 01, 2016.

The families of multiple generations are becoming more an exception. That means the elderly people are going to be living by themselves and not together with their children and grandchildren. But people into their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are pretty active going to Fitness Clubs.

Most of the 60+ people are “empty nesters” .The issue of nursing homes comes up when the people reach 70+ age, of course in some cases sooner and in some cases later. Most of the elderly don’t want to move to nursing homes. They want to live in their own homes however small or large the homes may be.

We would like to help this ever growing population, a la AARP (American Association of Retired People). AARP membership can start with the age of 50! AARP is a powerhouse of 37.8 Million members on Dec 1, 2016. This is one of the biggest lobbies in the US.

I won’t be surprised that with globalization other countries (Europe 44 countries according to the UN (the number is keeping on growing), the rest of the world has 195-44= 151 countries. There are 193 member states of the UN and two non-members are The Holy See (the Vatican) and The State of Palestine.

http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/worldageing19502050/pdf/90chapteriv.pdf

With our Apps we want to help seniors 50 – 80+ years of age. 50 is the lower limit of the group. Let us consider how many there are that are 80+ years of age – the upper limit of our constituents.

Who are our potential customers? People 50+ years of age.

About 2 billion out of 7 billion total population are in the age group 50+ resulting into about 28.5% of the World population is 50+ years of age.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-percentage-of-the-world-population-is-over-50

We have selected six representative countries, Germany, Japan, Russian Federation, United States of America, India & China, for considering the size of the population for our apps of

www.AgingAndHappy.com

  • Germany (35 million) (population – 82.6 million – 2015).
  • Japan (57.6 million) (population 127 million – 2015).
  • Russian Federation (50.74 million) (population 144.3 million, 2015).
  • United States of America (109 million) (Population 323.1 million- 2015).
  • India (231.9 million) (population 1.324 billion 2015).
  • China (396.84 million)(population 1.379 Billion – 2015)

The six countries mentioned above have about 33.82% of the population 50+ years of age.

About 2 billion out of 7 billion are in the age group 50+. So, 33.82.5% of the World population is over 50 years of age. And 26.128% of the world population is above 60 years of age.

Currently, six countries account for 12.65% percent of the total number aged 60 years or over. They are

  • Germany (22.2 million) (population – 82.6 million).
  • Japan (42 million) (population 127 million – 2016).
  • Russian Federation (28.7 million) (population 144.3 million, 2016).
  • United States of America (53 million) (Population 323.1 million- 2016).
  • India (104 million) (population 1.324 billion 2016).
  • China, with the largest (178 million)(population 1.379 Billion – 2016)

Currently, six countries account for 9.18% per cent of the total number aged 65 years or over. They are

  • Germany (18 million)(population – 82.6 million).
  • Japan (33 million)( population 127 million – 2016).
  • Russian Federation (21 million) (population 144.3 million, 2016).
  • United States of America (47.8 million)( Population 323.1 million- 2016).
  • India (71 million)(population 1.324 billion 2016).
  • China, with the largest (119 million)(population 1.379 Billion – 2016)

Currently, six countries account for 1.12 percent of the total number aged 80 years or over. They are

  • Germany (3 million)(population – 82.6 million)(life expectancy – 81 years).
  • Japan (5 million)( population 127 million – 2016),(life expectancy – 84 years- 2015).
  • Russian Federation (3 million) (population 144.3 million, 2016)(life expectancy- 71 years- 2015).
  • United States of America (9 million)( Population 323.1 million- 2016), (Life expectancy – 79 years – 2015).
  • India (6 million)(population 1.324 billion 2016),(life expectancy-68 years – 2015).
  • China, with the largest number (12 million)(population 1.379 Billion – 2016)(life expectancy – 76 years-2015).

In 2050, these six countries will have more than 10 million each who will be older than 80 years.

But the age takes its toll on what these elderly are capable of managing physically and mentally.

And this is the group which has been neglected by the rapidly changing mobile world

Children of these elderly are living longer too. But they don’t necessarily live close by their senior parents, or relatives. The world has gotten closer because of the Internet and various technologies but the same technologies have separated the same families apart.

That said when the elderly need help in their day to day life to get medical attention, to have reminders of a number of aspects of life (because the life’s longevity doesn’t necessarily mean that the brains at the age of 80 are just as crisp as at the age of 40) they have no one to turn to.

Another major factor of old age is often not even consider and it is “loneliness”. It is known widely that one of the biggest problems faced by the Japanese elderly, just like any place else, is loneliness in the old age.

We want to help these elderly by creating small communities with a radius of possibly one to two miles of people who can possibly come to rescue when the children and the grandchildren might be a few thousand or at least a few hundred miles away.