Health & Wellness (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Health & Wellness: from Tech-enhanced Life.

Staying healthy, and dealing with diease. Includes brain health, falls, exercise, nutrition, memory support, hearing, vision.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Health & Wellness

Gerontech Products We Wish Existed

Here are some high-impact, gerontechnology product concepts that do not yet exist as commercially available products — although the technology to enable them already largely exists. Our hope for products like these: to significantly postpone the time at which frailty and functional disability get in the way of "living life".

 

 

Low Vision Aids, Adaptations, Resources

Learn about Low Vision Aids & Adaptations in this detailed overview by Dr Marlena Chu. For people with low vision, these tools can make a big difference to the ability to live independently, and to quality of life.

 

 

Medication Management Systems: Which?

"Good" medication management is widely believed to be desirable, by older adults as well as by clinicians. This article is about what factors make medication management systems useful for a given person, and outlines a series of circumstances for which specific features of these products can be helpful. Think of this as a "how to get started" guide to the topic of medication management systems.

 

 

The Best Fall Prevention Program

Concerned about Falls? This article is designed to help you decide which (if any) is the best Fall Prevention Program for you. And to help you choose between the Fall Prevention programs available in your town, state and country.

 

 

Fall Prevention Exercises for Seniors

We look at different options for the fall prevention exercises component of a fall prevention program, and how to decide which exercises for seniors program would work best to reduce your fall risk, in this second part of our work on choosing the right fall prevention program.

 

 

Fall proofing ME: What Can I Do?

The media is awash with stories about older adults falling and hurting themselves, and these reports usually mention that one in three of those over 65 will fall each year. This article is about what you can do to make falls less likely.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Health & Wellness

My Mild Hearing Loss and Air Pods Pro

This is about my experience with different types of earbuds, especially Apple earbuds. In particular, it is about a discovery I made that let me use the AirPods to compensate for my mild hearing loss.

If you like listening to music or podcasts, or regularly talk on your smartphone, you... ....... Read more

Hearing Loss and Loud TV: Explorer Report

Problem: My wife has lost some of her hearing and she turns up the TV volume loud to hear.

Solution: We bought a BeHear Proxy Neck Speaker and a HearLink Plus in a bundle.

Here is my report of our experience with... ....... Read more

Hearing: TV or Movies

Ever have trouble understanding what TV or movie characters are saying over the background music? Know anyone who turns the TV up so loud that it is annoying?

We are exploring gadgets that can help in situations like this. Ideally without being ugly, stigmatizing, or super expensive — if... ....... Read more

Rollator Research, U-Step 2 and Parkinson's Disease

Last year we bought a cane for my wife to help her with balance problems with her slowly advancing Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The style of the cane was more important to her than its function. I realized then it would be better to do rollator research before the illness might force us into an... ....... Read more

Review of the Trionic Veloped

It was on this site that I first learned about the Trionic Veloped, suggested as a rollator that could go anywhere off-road outdoors, but not reviewed.

I'm 70 years of age and had a back injury 6 years ago that affects the nerves in my left leg, making it painful when I... ....... Read more

Dementia & Cognition Tech: Join the Discussion

Our explorers are discussing tech to help care for people with cognition issues. Join the discussion. Share your insights in the comments.

Do you have experience with a useful product, or a "problem that needs solving" — relating to dementia or mild cognitive impairment... ....... Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Health & Wellness (shared by our Explorers)

VoiceBooster Voice Amplifier

 
 

VoiceBooster is a small portable amplifier with a microphone and charger.

 

Toch Sleepsense, bed sensor

 
Toch Sleepsense, bed sensor
 

Toch Sleepsense is a non-wearable sleep tracker designed to allow caregivers to monitor the safety of their loved ones while asleep. It also lets you monitor your own sleep.

 

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids

 
Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids
 

Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids, when used with the Bose Hear app, are intended to adjust the audio signal to the needs of the user. These are OTC hearing aids that do not require an audiologist fitting.

 

A Dignified Life

 
 

A Dignified Life is a book intended to offer a successful approach to caring for persons with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

 

Olive Hearables

 
 

The Olive Smart Ear is a device that combined with a smartphone app is intended to filter out background noise for a clearer hearing experience.

 

BeHear Hearing Amplifiers

 
 

BeHear is a range of wearable Bluetooth hearing amplifiers designed for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

 

Avantree TV Wireless Earbuds

 
 

Avantree TV Wireless Earbuds are intended for use by hearing-impaired persons or those who do not want to disturb others when watching TV.

 

Vision Buddy

 
Vision Buddy
 

Vision Buddy is a headgear device that is intended to be worn by visually impaired persons to aid in watching TV.

 

VOY Tunable Glasses

 
VOY Tunable Glasses
 

VOY tunable glasses are designed to allow the wearer to adjust either lens to accommodate varying ocular functions.

 

 

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