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Jan 2020 AARP

AARP has many products and services, and Ms. Darlene Reza Rossi, Associate Director for Community Outreach in RI provided a useful overview and answered many questions for the Providence Longevity Explorer Circle.

 


 

Brain Health, Charles Denby @ Providence

Charles Denby spoke about the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital program’s research registry, which now includes more than six hundred individuals. One of the benefits of being in the registry and followed over time is the researchers’ ability to identify those who are having problems and get them into help.

 


 

Balance: Staying Stable When Things Are Changing, Dr Brian Hay

Dr. Brian Hay Balance - Staying Stable When Things Are Changing by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

We may have laughed at the ad, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” but with one third of people over the age of 65 having at least one fall a year, falling is very serious. Jerianne...

 


 

Resources for Medicare and More, Providence

In this meeting we had two guests, both United Way employees and counselors for Rhode Island’s Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). They presented the group with a number of resources available to RI seniors and answered questions about Medicare options as well as many other statewide...

 


 

Wearable Technology V. Experimental Smart Watch Applications

Wearable Technolgy V. In the final portion of his presentation on wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described some experimental uses of smart shoes and smart watches to help physicans who are prescribing an incremental walking program after vascular surgery for patients with peripheral artery disease.

 


 

Wearable Technology IV. WearableTextiles

Wearable Technology IV. Continuing his presentation on the ways in which research can inform the development of health applications for wearable technology, Prof. Mandokiya described the work of his own Wearable Sensing Lab at the University of Rhode Island, with its focus on wearable e-textiles for telemedicine.

 


 

Wearable Technology III. Monitoring Parkinsons Symptoms

Wearable Technology III. Prof. Mandokiya narrated the story of his own early research investigating the use of  smart watch technology to monitor the symptoms of Parkinsons -- the tremors -- in order to help physicians monitor the effectiveness of medications they had prescribed.

 


 

Wearable Technology II. The Internet of Things

Wearable Technology II. Following his overview of the talk, Prof. Mandokiya provided an explanation of how the broad new system termed "the internet of things" works -- linking appliances with sensors to transmitting devices like smart phones and Alexa, which forward these signals to "the cloud" where they are stored and interpreted.

 


 

Wearable Technology I. Prof Mankodiya Intro

Professor Kunal Mandokiya discussed his research using several kinds of wearable technology to assess and monitor illnesses like Parkinsons.

 


 

Exploring the Possibilities: Touring the Tech-enhancedLife Website @ Providence

Our circle’s technical expert led the group in a lively and informative web-linked conversation with Richard Caro, CEO and Co-Founder of Tech-enhanced Life. The purpose was to “kick off” our year with an introduction to the incredible resources and interactive possibilities available via the...

 


 

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The Providence Circle of Longevity Explorers is a collaboration between Hamilton House and The Providence Village.  It meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

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