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Staying safe, financially secure, and healthy, relating to better quality life as grow older.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Safety, Health, Finances

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". 

 

 

Quickly Getting Help for a Friend in Need

"Hi, this is Lisa. I'm not sure I can take care of myself right now. Can you bring me some food?" I found that scary sounding message on my voicemail one Saturday morning. It started me on a journey to coordinate care for a close friend. I learned several things that I'll share with you. I hope that if you are ever faced with a similar situation, my experience will help you.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to stave off what might have otherwise been serious adverse events. In fact, this simple sensor setup has worked better than he expected, and he shares his experiences, as an example of a real world use case in which a small addition of technology can accomplish a lot.

 

 

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.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Safety, Health, Finances

Mobility Tech: Share Your Insights or Questions

Do you (or someone you care about) use any mobility tech — like cars, or bicycles? Or canes, walkers, or rollators

The Longevity Explorers are exploring mobility tech. We are interested... ....... Read more

Vision Gadgets: Share What You Use

Do you use any vision gadgets — like magnifiers, special lighting, or apps that help see things in various situations?

The Longevity Explorers are exploring vision gadgets. We are interested in the inputs of the broader Tech-enhanced Life community too.

Share what you use. Join the... ....... Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

Pill Holders @ SF

SF Longevity Explorers discuss the pros and cons of a variety of pill holders. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Safety, Health, Finances (shared by our Explorers)

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.

 

OttLite Task Lighting

 
OttLite
 

OttLite lamps are designed to produce light similar to natural daylight in order to reduce eyestrain and to see true colors and fine details. 

 

 

Yoctosun LED Magnifier

 
 

The YOCTOSUN lighted magnifier is a lightweight head-worn device intended to provide hands-free improved visibility for reading, hobby, or other close work. 

 

Foray Spring Rollator

 
Foray upright walker
 

The Foray "Spring" is a rollator that is intended to be an improved ambulation assistive device with a sleek and stable design.

 

Be My Eyes

 
Be My Eyes
 

Be My Eyes is a free app for iOS or Android devices that is designed to connect persons with vision impairment to sighted volunteers who also use the app to assist the caller with visual problem-solving. 

 

iTraq Nano

 
iTraq
 

iTraq Nano is an app and device designed to work indoors or out using multiple wireless platforms and is intended to be used with people who are prone to wander.

 

AngelSense

 
 

AngelSense is a wearable GPS tracker with two-way speakerphone and emergency call button capabilities designed to monitor the location of the wearer for safety. 

 

 

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