New project to test whether wearables meet seniors’ needs

New project to test whether wearables meet seniors’ needs

A trio of healthcare heavyweights are testing the theory that today’s consumer-facing health and fitness monitors aren’t doing seniors any favors.

The AARP is joining forces with UnitedHealthcare and Pfizer in what’s expected to be the first of several projects to test mHealth devices for the 50+ crowd. This first project, dubbed Project Catalyst, focuses on six popular sleep and activity trackers.

“Technology that is designed well – designed for all – can be used by a 5-year-old and a 95-year-old alike,” Jody Holtzman, the AARP’s senior vice president of thought leadership, said in a press release.

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