Within our project, my partner and I aimed to fulfill the goal of simplifying technology usage for senior citizens. Seniors are often left behind in terms of technology, often because no one has taken the time to sit down with them and explain how to utilize their devices. There is a need to be technologically fit in today’s society, and by educating older generations on these topics, we can move them forward into this technological age. We went about addressing this problem by creating a series of interactive, informational videos that go over the basics of everyday technology, such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more, and how to optimize this technology for a senior’s own use. By assessing senior citizens’ technological needs in the Aurora community, we were able to determine the exact need for a project such as this. Working under the guidance of our business mentor,we developed carefully written scripts for step-by-step videos on various technological topics. We wanted to ensure our videos would not only be a reliable source for seniors, but also a tool that was easily accessible and available to them.At SafeStart Medical Inc., we have witnessed firsthand how a project is often created to address a need of the company, and is then placed into action after careful planning. Our project was built around this concept. Seeing a critical need in the community, my partner and I developed a solution through assessing our target audience’s needs and carefully planning to ensure our solution is effective.
Dr. Richard Vazquez MD FACS; SafeStart Medical, CEO/CMO
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Pagan, Savannah '20, "SAFESTART: Simplifying Technology for Seniors" (2020). 2020 Intern Reports. 17.