Seniors up to Speed in Tech

Don Wickelgren
January 18, 2022

Japan is the oldest country in the world by population age. 28% of the population is 65 or older. Supporting them requires a level of attention to their needs that are not met by technology. We take for granted how to use and live with the latest technology, but many older people stopped their progression decades ago. Putting essential services on a smartphone or computer puts them out of reach. In the US, we will need to develop programs to bring older people along.



Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.