Dressing, Grooming (p1):
Clothes, the dressing process, accessories, and the other small individual touches that make so much difference to how we feel.
Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.
Arthritis Sufferers: Struggling with dressing / undressing?
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.
Fashion Design for the Functionally Challenged: An Overdue and Promising Frontier
Whether by accident, injury, amputation, disease or any other cause, functional challenges continue to cause problems with regard to dressing fashionably with minimal assistance. Born of the marriage of the occupational therapy and fashion design disciplines, not unlike Tech-enhanced Life's Freedom Wear initiative under the Longevity Collective, the MIT Open Style Lab is assembling teams to tackle problems of fitting clothing for people with limited dexterity.
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.
Toenail Clippers for Elderly People
Our circles of older adults have been exploring toenail clippers for elderly people. They explain that older adults often have nails that are hard to cut or hard to reach. The explorers are especially interested in toenail clippers for thick toenails, and toenail clippers that will work when a person has arthritis, and thus can not exert a strong grip on the nail clipper.
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
A Few Minutes Brainstorming Our Own Topic Ideas
For the last part of our inaugural Explorer meeting, after listening to and lightly discussing a variety of aging topics explored by other LE groups, we spent a little time talking about what aging topics we were interested in further exploring in the future. A wide variety of possibilities were... .........Read more
Robotics and AI for Seniors. One member is fascinated with developments in this field and wants to find a way to keep up with what is available and affordable. She does not have a specific application in mind but may need help with declining eyesight.
Someone reminded us that Alexa can... .........Read more
Keeping safe from the flu season, "your health is in your hands", was discussed using the concept of putting hand sanitizer outside each restroom with a sign inside reminding the folks to use the hand sanitizer as they leave. A potential City Ordinance. .........Read more
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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.
MagnaReady shirts feature magnetic strips behind the button panels and at the cuffs for ease of dressing or undressing for anyone with diminished functional ability, including arthritis, Parkinson's, or other range of motion limitations.
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