Technology is making the world feel younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, reveals new research released today by Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), suggesting a growing relationship between technological innovation and wellbeing. In India, 91% of the respondents believe that smart devices, such as computers and smart home devices like smart displays and smart clocks are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health.
The research, which surveyed over 15,000 individuals from around the globe, including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy, not only found 40 percent of global respondents feel “a lot” or “somewhat” more youthful thanks to technology.
In India, where most of the workforce stay away from family and close relatives, 85% respondents feel that technology is improving their ability to stay in touch with family and friends who live far away, as compared to 75% global respondents.
About 66 percent of the Indian respondents said technology made them feel more youthful. Similarly, 81 percent of respondents in India agreed that smart devices, such as computers and smart home devices like smart displays and smart clocks, are making them more productive and efficient. The research generally revealed that many older generations think using technology helps them to connect better with younger people as well as feel livelier and more knowledgeable. It is also helping to build connections between generations, especially those who might have once felt disconnected from tech-savvy youngsters. For example, grandparents are now able to better communicate with their grandchildren via smart devices due to its growing ubiquity and ease of use. This is especially evident when it comes to the role smart devices (from PCs, tablets to smart home assistants and more) play in terms of relationships with family and friends.
While, 67% of the global respondents believe that technology have a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, in India, as high as 91% of the respondents feel technology has made a positive impact, helping them live a healthier lifestyle. A 23-year-old woman from India, for example, expressed her belief that the technological advancement of medical science is helping people better fight diseases and potentially cure them. “Lives of people are better off nowadays because they know ways of curing such health hazards,” she said. “Through technology, increasing life span of an individual is very much possible.”
Rahul Agarwal, CEO & MD, Lenovo India, commented: “Technology has a transformational ability to unite people across generations and walks of life around the world, with the potential to help them to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. In India, we are seeing increasing adoption of AI-enabled smart home devices ushering in a new era of smart living. We have recently introduced our smart home portfolio with the launch of innovative products like Smart Clock and Smart Display with Google Assistant. It’s a huge step forward for Lenovo in India as it marks our foray into the IoT and new age devices. We will continue to expand this portfolio, reiterating our focus on creating smarter technology for all, making technology more accessible and blend into the everyday lives for the benefit of more people.”
About the research
Lenovo surveyed 15,226 people in seven languages across 10 global markets, including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France and Italy. The respondent sample was nationally representative of the online adult population (18+) in each market.
The survey was conducted March 31st – April 27th, 2019 and the overall margin of error is +/- 1 percentage point (at a 95 percent confidence level); the margin of error within each country is +/- 3 percentage points (at a 95 percent confidence level). The survey probed respondents on how they view the role of technology in their lives and in society, both today and in the future.