Affected by the epidemic, online shopping, registration, and even taking classes, remote meetings and medical care have gradually become an indispensable part of life. However, due to the gap between digital and technology, the elderly have formed a "technology ( or digital) refugees”, and even become a vulnerable group of people living in predicament in China.
When trying to use the Internet of Things (IoT) sensing technology, big data, AI artificial intelligence learning, virtual reality (Virtual Reality) photo background removing technology, etc. to develop technological care, can the elderly not be "difficult", especially the increasing number of elderly people, but Forget to think about how the elderly will accept these "new lives", which is a part that deserves attention in the development of science and technology. The new crown pneumonia epidemic has changed many aspects of human life. Avoiding human-to-human contact is the main way to spread infection, making the use of technology and the Internet more popular and diversified, and continuous interaction with others through the Internet, Make working and living at home a necessary pattern.
The elderly are originally a high-risk group of new crown virus infection. In addition to worrying about whether they will not be able to survive the epidemic, the elderly have to worry about how to learn and accept new technologies. The epidemic has halted social activities. Many day care centers and community bases that strengthen social participation and interpersonal interaction have reduced activities, and even suspended meals and activities. This has also degraded the mobility and cognitive function of the elderly, especially those with dementia. The elderly have a greater impact, and are likely to accelerate the deterioration of cognitive ability, resulting in a tendency to loneliness and depression. It also prompts more elderly people to learn and accept many new technologies in life because of the epidemic. Although starting from the medical and health care and nursing fields, there is also great potential to spread to all levels of life, but for the elderly who are afraid of technology and digital, this is the beginning of a nightmare. China has no smart phones, or does not use them. The elderly with smartphones are not