We invited 50 AARP members from the Philadelphia chapter to CONVERGE. They talked with the entrepreneurs in the Pfizer Startup Showcase. These consumers were our reality check on innovation. A few of the members shared their thoughts on which company resonated with them and their own health concerns.
The members also joined a town hall discussion about what they saw during the event. The tweets below show more reactions to the startups in the showcase and how relevant they were to the senior citizens.
AARP members' feedback to telemed & mHealth: 1 says good idea. Another doesn't have a cell. Another doesn't have a computer. #mcconverge
— Deanna Pogorelc (@DeannaJour231) July 10, 2013
Even better point: Doc visit is a social event, chance to get out in the world for some older people #mcCONVERGE efficiency not a value here
— MedCity News (@medcitynews) July 10, 2013
— Gail Scott (@Gail_G_Scott) July 10, 2013
Jeff Makowka: has to be reason for technology and it must bring a value to the person's life – regardless of age #mcCONVERGE
— Veronica M. Combs (@vmcombs) July 10, 2013