Cars, Driving (p3)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Car Cane @ EVC

EVC Explorers are introduced to the Car Cane, and discuss its features as they pass it around.



Explorer App Report: Gas Buddy, Open Table

Explorer Arthur reports to the group on his experience using the Gas Buddy and Open Table smartphone apps.



Aging in Place MeetUp - February 24, 2016

Another successful Aging-in-Place Technologies Meetup. Read about the topics here.



Brainstorming: Getting into the car more easily

At this months Aging in Place technologies Meetup we had a brainstorming session on aids for getting in and out of the car more easily when afflicted with some of the physical limitations that come with age. Listen to the entire discussion.



CaneTube and Car Cane explorer reports

Explorer Shirley reports back to the group on two products: the Cane Tube attachment for walker or wheelchair, and the Car Cane for getting out of cars.



Gas Buddy Mobile App: Explorer Reports

Explorer Ellen reports that she has downloaded the free Gas Buddy iPhone app. Discussion follows.



Getting Around Apps: Explorers Report

Explorer AnnieScott tells the group about the Gas Buddy app that she has tested and finds helpful, especially away from home. She goes on to enumerate a group of apps that she uses ranging from transportation to health and location finding.



HandyBar and Car Cane: explorers test devices

Explorer Shirley shares her HandyBar with the group, who are interested in how she uses it to enter and exit her car. Explorer John brought along a similar product, the Car Cane. Discussion ensues..



Apps to Call a Car and Driver: explorers report back

Explorer Lynn leads with a description of her experience using Uber to call for a ride.



These Explorers like Uber

Explorer Jeff shares her positive experience using the Uber app to call for a ride.



About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Cars, Driving is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Cars, Driving, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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