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

Seeking Help for an Electric-Assist Wheelchair

I am caregiver for a person with both Alzheimer's and COPD. Her mobility is very limited and requires transport in a wheelchair.

She is presently using an electric -powered chair, but sometimes shows poor judgement when encountring other people or obstacles. I anticipate a time when she... ....... Read more

Ideas for Music Source for Memory Care Person

Thanks always for the newsletter which I find very interesting.

My husband now lives at the Memory care unit at the CCRC where I live. He loves classic music but that’s one kind of music they do not play in that section of the CCRC.

My hope is to provide the classic music in his... ....... Read more

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

 

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

Envision Smart Glasses

Envision Smart Glasses

Envision Smart Glasses are glasses with a camera and a direct speaker that are intended to speak out text, environmental features, recognize faces, light and colors and let the user share that information.

Ome Smart Knobs

Ome Smart Knobs

Ome Smart Knobs are intended to replace standard kitchen stove control knobs and to sync with their smartphone app, allowing the user to monitor active burners and turn them off if left on accidentally.

BurnerAlert

BurnerAlert is a safety device that is attached under the control knobs of many gas or electric stoves and is designed to prevent leaving the stove on for longer than intended by emitting alerts.

Tunity Mobile App

Tunity Mobile App

Tunity is a smartphone app designed to allow the user to hear audio from a muted TV using headphones or a Bluetooth speaker.

Pedius Mobile app

Pedius Mobile app

The Pedius mobile app is designed for use by the hearing impaired to provide text to voice or voice to text messaging to reach numbers on mobile or land line phones.

Hamilton Mobile CapTel app

Hamilton Mobile CapTel app

The Hamilton Mobile CapTel smartphone app is designed to provide incoming and outgoing call captioning as well as other features.

ChatAble App by Therapy Box

ChatAble App by Therapy Box

ChatAble by Therapy Box is intended to assist people with communication difficulties who benefit from symbol and photo support.

Braci Pro

Braci Pro

Braci Pro is a smartphone app designed to convert sound-based alerts into signals that hearing impaired people can recognize.

Ava Mobile App

Ava Mobile App

Ava is an Android app intended to provide speech to text accessibility for persons with hearing loss.

 

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