Mobile Medical Alert Evaluation: Archives

Mobile Medical Alert Evaluation Archive

  Since 2015 we have been doing comparative evaluations of a wide variety of medical alert systems, including those for “out and about” use, which we call “mobile medical alert systems”. On this page we include some of our original, in-depth testing results, because even though some of the products have been replaced with newer … Read more

Get A Ride Anywhere – New Options for Older Adults

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This article is about some exciting new alternatives that make getting from point A to point B by car much easier than in the past for those who don’t want to, or are not able to, just jump in their own car. New alternatives for getting around are especially important for older adults, who have … Read more

How to use Uber, the ride sharing App

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We think ride sharing App’s like Uber are a great new resource that can help older adults get around more easily. This article (with videos) will describe how to get a ride using the Uber smart phone application, after first downloading the App and setting it up. You can see a comparison of several of … Read more

Rideshare App Comparison

Best Rideshare App

This analysis is the more detailed comparison of rideshare apps that we used to make our recommendations in the companion article entitled “Get a Ride Anywhere: New Options for Older Adults”. In this work we set out to find the best rideshare app for older adults. We looked at Uber and Lyft primarily, but also considered … Read more

Mobile Alert Systems: Comparison Testing

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  We did hands-on, comparative evaluations of mobile alerts: a specific sub-category of medical alert systems — with the goal of helping people choose the best products in this category.   Overview, Background, and Context At Tech-enhanced Life, our community of technologists, Longevity Explorers, and children of aging parents have been conducting hands-on, comparative evaluation of a … Read more

Falls: Questions from the Collective

We held an Unconference at one of our Aging in Place Technologies Meetups to think about the following topic. What are the questions to which “you” would like answers with respect to making falls less of a concern? Make Falls Less of a Concern We asked the group to think about this from two different perspectives. … Read more