2020 Best Conference Theme Paper

Adaline Cook

Youngstown State University

Promoting Healthy Aging using the Amazon Echo Dot

Maintaining the health and well-being of the growing older adult population is a public health priority. Technology is rapidly changing for all age groups and has the potential to improve health behaviors among older adults. Through various types of technology, older adults have the potential to improve their health by doing cognitive exercises, physical exercises, and relaxation techniques. By using technology, older adults are able to have access to various applications or skills that can support healthy behavior. This paper explains the importance of these behaviors and shows how voice-activated technology, like the Amazon Echo Dot, has the ability to promote healthy aging in older adults.



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