Video Shows How Technology Can Improve Health Care, Reduce Costs for Aging Americans

Informing policy-makers how technology can help the aging population

From July through October 2005, project staff at the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) developed a 10-minute video designed to illustrate the role that developing technology can play in improving quality of health care for aging Americans while reducing costs.

Key Results

  • Pedersen Media Group, under subcontract to CAST, completed a 10-minute video, entitled Imagine—the Future of Aging, in December 2005. The video, introduced by actor Jeff Bridges, offers a glimpse, through the eyes of one family, of what the future of aging could look like with help from developing technologies.

  • The video can be watched online.

  • A companion discussion guide, designed for providers of services to the aging, describes the technologies shown in the video and offers suggestions of ways to use the video. It is available online.

  • A second 7-minute video, entitled Transforming an Aging Nation, features industry experts who describe how developing technologies can potentially improve health care, preserve independence and ensure quality of life for seniors. The video can be viewed online.