Dressing, Grooming (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Dressing, Grooming: from Tech-enhanced Life.

Clothes, the dressing process, accessories, and the other small individual touches that make so much difference to how we feel.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Dressing, Grooming

Arthritis Sufferers: Struggling with Clothing?

We have been looking for  good arthritis clothing solutions. These products range from various special shoes for arthritis to a special type of arthritis bra. This article uses videos from around the web to demonstrate some of those solutions, and we add our comments and questions. 

 

 

Adventures of Designing a Universal Toenail Clipper

Recent Ithaca College Occupational Therapy Student Rebecca Helbraun discovers the challenge that toenail cutting poses for older adults; does some research; and invents, designs and prototypes a new solution. She shares her journey here.

 

 

First Freedom Wear Meetup held in New York City

We held our first Freedom Wear Meetup in New York City on June 25th. We had a lively discussion sharing our backgrounds, experiences and visions, and touched on a number of opportunity areas that might warrant further discussion and exploration.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Dressing, Grooming

Better Bra for Older Women

Our Longevity Explorers have been engaged in a brainstorming session about bra's for older adults — ignited by a challenge from explorer Marly. .........Read more

Explorers' Field Report on Use of Toenail Clippers

Eskaton Village explorers took home an array of toenail clippers and returned with a report of their findings. .........Read more

Best Toenail Clippers for Older Adults

Finding the right toenail clippers to work for an older adult has been a recurring discussion topic among circle members. We have narrowed down the array of possible nail clippers and tools to a short list that seem promising for hands-on evaluation. Please check them out and comment. .........Read more

Sock Puller @ SRC

Saratoga Retirement Explorers discuss a device intended to help persons with limited range of motion pull up their socks. .........Read more

Gadget to Pull My Socks Up?

Explorer Lynn shows the group an EasyPull Sock Aid which she has had in the closet since recovery from a recent surgery.  .........Read more

Challenge: finding a bra that works

For plus size older women, it is impossible to find a bra that is easy to put on (ie front-closing, preferably a sturdy zipper rather than hooks), has cap sleeves so that straps do not create constant shoulder abrasions, is cut high to actually offer support to the whole breast, has good back... ....... Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Dressing, Grooming (shared by our Explorers)

Because Incontinence Products

 
Because Incontinence Products
 

Because offers home delivery of specially designed incontinence products.

 

Silvert's Adaptive Clothing

 
Silvert's Adaptive Clothing
 

Silvert's Adaptive Clothing is designed for use by those with disabilities which create limitations in dressing or undressing.

 

MIT Open Style Lab

 
MIT Open Style Lab
 

Born of the marriage of the occupational therapy and fashion design disciplines, the MIT Open Style Lab is assembling teams to tackle problems of fitting clothing for people with limited dexterity.

 

GPS Smartsole

 
 

GPS Smartsole is intended to be a passive wearable tracking technology in a shoe insert to keep track of someone who may wander.

 

Sock Slider

 
 

The Sock Slider device is intended to make it easier for persons with functional limitations to put on and take off their socks.

 

PediClipper

 
PediClipper
 

PediClipper is a modified, extended toenail clipper designed to allow persons with range of motion limitations to clip their toe nails.

 

Bath Lift by Drive Medical

 
 

The Whisper Ultra Quiet Bath Lift by Drive Medical is an electric lift designed to assist persons having trouble getting into or out of the bathtub.

 

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0

 

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 sneakers are wearable technology for the feet, especially designed for athletes but also may be a great help for anyone who needs assistance with putting on their shoes and lacing them.

 

Buck and Buck

 
Buck and Buck
 

Buck and Buck is a site selling adaptive clothing and footwear for persons with disabilities that make dressing and undressing difficult.

 

 

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