Apple and IBM last week announced an initiative with Japan Post Group to provide seniors in Japan with iPads preloaded with apps and analytics designed to improve their quality of life. Japan Post Group will launch a pilot service later this year and gradually expand it to cover 4-5 million customers by 2020. This is one of several undertakings to deal with aging in Japan. Twenty-five percent of the country’s population, 35 million people, are seniors. That percentage is expected to increase to 40 percent within the next 40 years.
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