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

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

Knowledge Sharing Impacts Lives

Knowledge sharing about  LED lighted magnifier glasses had a positive impact on the daily life of a Circle member. .........Read more

Knowledge Sharing Impacts Lives

Knowledge sharing about  LED lighted magnifier glasses had a positive impact on the daily life of a Circle member. .........Read more

Knowledge Sharing Impacts Lives

Knowledge sharing about  LED lighted magnifier glasses had a positive impact on the daily life of a Circle member. .........Read more

 

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

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.

 

iGPS Phoenix Watch

 
Phoenix Watch from iGPS
 

The iGPS Phoenix Watch is intended to be worn by older adults or children and - when paired with the app - to keep track of their movements, signal departure from a designated location, and provide cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connections where available.

 

WellBe

 
WellBe from HandsFree Health
 

WellBe from HandsFree Health is a virtual healthcare assistant, which comes in a smart speaker and, optionally, with a modern-looking, smartwatch-type medical alert.

 

Kinesis Balance

 
Kinesis Balance
 

Kinesis Balance is an app for Home Balance and Fall Risk Assesment.

 

Memory-Lane.Tv

 
Memory-Lane.Tv
 

Memory Lane is a multi-media intervention designed to be a non-pharmaceutical approach to dementia using customized entertainment for people living with dementia.

 

U-Step Walker for Neurological Conditions

 
 

U-Step Neuro products are specialized walkers and canes intended to aid ambulation and prevent falls for persons with developmental or neurological deficits such as Parkinson's. 

 

HomeThrive

 
HomeThrive
 

Home Thrive is an online service provider designed to provide access to a dedicated social worker and a digital platform with advice, tools, and supportive services to help family members care for an older adult at home.

 

Daylight Company Task Lighting

 
Daylight Lamp
 

Daylight Company lights are intended to provide high-level illumination to aid persons with sight loss, and featured in a recent Longevity Explorer exploration of vision gadgets.

 

 

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