Social Isolation and Loneliness

Social Isolation and Loneliness

  Social Isolation and Loneliness have attracted lots of media attention recently due to the large negative impact that being lonely and lacking human interactions can have on quality of life. And this is seen as being especially problematic for older adults, although it is also prevalent among younger demographics. As an illustration of this … Read more


Vision Tools

  This is the topic hub where we collect the results of our explorations and research relating to vision. The theme is seeking tools and gadgets that can postpone the time at which vision issues get in the way of living life.   As we grow older, vision deteriorates. It starts with needing reading glasses (presbyopia) … Read more

Everyday Objects that Improve Life

everyday objects: objects of daily living

Improving the design of everyday objects like jar openers, nail clippers, and other household appliances and gadgets can greatly improve the quality of life of older adults as they develop conditions like arthritis, tremors, or other physical and mental limitations that come with age. Together with our Longevity Explorers, we are evaluating products in this “everyday object” … Read more

Technology and Aging

Pushing out functional decline

  Our thesis is that clever new products, with technology embedded into them, can push out the time at which functional decline gets in the way of living life as we wish.   We founded Tech-enhanced Life to explore the intersection of aging and technology. Together with the Longevity Explorers, we are seeking out technology enabled products … Read more

Brainstorming, Unmet Needs, Ideation

Brainstorming and Ideation

  On occasion, when we come across a “problem relating to aging that we wish someone would solve”, our Longevity Explorers spend some time brainstorming possible solutions and fleshing out the details of the unmet need.   We have collected some of these brainstorming sessions here in one place, so that innovators looking for good ideas to … Read more

Homebrew Solutions, Workarounds, & Ideas

Homebrew Solutions

Reports from older adults, and their friends and families, about ways they have solved challenges that were getting in the way of living life the way they wanted.  These pieces of content contain real life experiences from makers, inventors, hackers of aging, and regular people dealing with growing older.    

Designing for Older Adults: Learnings

Design for Seniors

  There is a prevailing thought that products for older adults need to be designed with “different” things in mind than products for other demographics. But what should those “different” principles be? And is this idea even correct? We are exploring these ideas in a series of explorations and articles. Our goal is to shed light on what … Read more

Retirement & Senior Living Choices: A Guide

choices: retirement living & senior living options and costs

Whether you call it senior living, retirement living, aging in place, or just finding a nice place to live when you get a bit older, where and how to live is a super important question for older adults. There is a great deal of information on the Internet about the more traditional types of retirement … Read more

Medication Management Guide: Tools & Strategies

Medication Management, Pill Reminders & Medication Adherence Tools.

This is the home page for our research into medication management tools, including pill reminder apps, other types of pill reminders and pill organizers, complex medication management systems, and related topics such as maintaining a correct medication list. We have initiated this project, because imperfect medication adherence is one of the leading causes of premature … Read more

Useful Apps: Older Adults, Seniors & Boomers

Useful Apps for Seniors and Boomers

This is the homepage for Tech-enhanced Life’s Curated Collection of Useful Apps for Older Adults, Seniors & Boomers. We believe that smartphone Apps have huge potential to improve the quality of life of older adults. But most Apps are developed for 20 year olds, and are not necessarily ideal for older adults. We have a research … Read more