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In the headlines: Silver Economy: Seniors, targets of the latest digital health technologies ? Two news items were published this weekend to underline this. From online courses to the metaverse, there is only one step! At least that’s what the Basel section of Pro Senectute is preparing for. With its recent purchase of three plots of land to build virtual premises in two metaverse worlds, the German-speaking section is acting as a pilot project and is supported by the parent organization in its experimentation. And in the real world: discover lights with a fall detection system ! This innovative technology for retirement homes, nursing homes and homes of the elderly has just been introduced in Switzerland. More and more retired people are entering the digital world and breaking the stereotype of their non-compatibility with technology. Moreover, the digital divide, post-covid, had risen to over 80 years!
Today’s seniors play an important role for companies that are currently catering to this population. The long-term trajectory will be underpinned by the younger cohorts of today as they age. These thematic investment opportunities look beyond fluctuations in short-term sentiment and financial market volatility. Quite simply, they are the trends that are “here to stay”.
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