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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

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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

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: Safety, Health, Finances (shared by our Explorers)

VoiceBooster Voice Amplifier

 
 

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

 

FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off

 
FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off
 

FireAvert is a device intended to protect the user from dangerous stove fires by turning off power (or gas) to the sstove when it hears a smoke alarm.

 

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.

 

Toch Smarturns: Intelligent Stove Knobs

 
Toch Smarturns: Intelligent Stove Knobs
 

Knobs you can add to an existing stove that "time" how long the stove has been on and alert if it is left unattended for "too long".

 

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.

 

 

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