Senators to discuss technology for aging adults

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New monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors will be the focus of a special briefing and demonstration for U.S. senators on Tuesday in Washington.

Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus will host the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to further the technological advances.

Companies such as Phillips, GE Healthcare and Honeywell will take part. Participants are expected to discuss products' various uses and legislation such as S. 908, a bill that would establish the Consortium on the Impact of Technology in Aging Services. The symposium will be held at 2 p.m. at the Senate Dirksen Office Building.