Cars, Driving (p4)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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511 App Demo

Explorer Caryll describes her use of 511 (app and webpage) to plan her travel from East Bay to the Museum in San Francisco.



Uber App: Explorer Demo

Explorer Blanche describes her experiences with Uber, the ride finding app. She finds it useful.



Car Cane User Report

Explorer James reports on his experience using the Car Cane with his auto and truck.



Useful Apps to share: Doctors, meals, Parking

The group discusses a variety of services, including doctor visits, available on call directly to your home.



Getting Around Apps @ SequoiasSF

Explorers at SequoiasSF discuss the November Apps of the month group on "Getting Around".



An Aid for Car Entry and Exit

Explorer Shirley tells the group about an ad for HandyBar, a car support device to assist in entering and leaving an automobile.



App's of the month: Getting Around. November 2015

This month our App explorers are trying out several App's that should be useful in "getting around". If you would like to try out one of these and report back at your next circle meeting, or online if you prefer, it would be great.



Apps for Driving and Parking @ SRC

The Longevity Explorers at Saratoga Retirement Community listen to and discuss a review of a set of apps related to driving around, and parking.



Getting around: what works, what limits us

This circle discussed getting around. How they got around the city, what stopped them doing it more, what worked and what did not.



Car mirrors and visibility

This circle discussion focused on car mirrors, and how they might do a better job of providing visibility, especially when one needs to back into a parking spot.



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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