Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

Increasingly we see the two categories of Medical Alert Systems and Home Sensor Systems merging in the future. Our analyst team has done a lot of research on both of these categories.

In this series of discussions with older adults you can hear for yourself what they like and dislike about current products, and what their ideas about the ideal products are.

 

 

Listen to the audio recordings

Explorer Recommends Lock Box to Save Your Door

Explorer Geri shares the idea that people who have some type of emergency alert should have a lock box with a house entry door key, so first responders can gain entry in an emergency without kicking in the door. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Brainstorming: Emergency Alert Pendants

Circle members participate in a lively discussion of 'what works and what doesn't' about their emergency call pendants. Numerous design flaws were identified, including: too large, not comfortable to wear, no voice communication channel, some 'dead zones' - even on campus. Seemingly, more would... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Explorer Withdraws His Endorsement of a Medical Alert System

Explorer John no longer likes the LifeStation Medical Alert system due to his annoyance with a malfunctioning component. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

This PERS Outperforms My Former Favorite

Explorer John gives his high opinion of his latest personal emergency response system. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

More Reactions: Lively Wearable Medical Alert

The group scrutinizes the Lively Great Call emergency call system, an iteration which incorporates several upgrades to its previous models. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Jitterbug Smart Phone: Explorer Shares

Explorer John brought his Jitterbug Smart smartphone to share with explorer circle. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Lively Wearable Medical Alert: First Impressions

The SF Village Longevity Explorer circle plays with and discusses a new product from GreatCall: the Lively wearable activity tracker and medical alert system. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

SequiasSF explorers check out the Lively Wearable

At our last circle, this group of explorers were interested in the new Lively Wearable device. This month, we brought one along, and the explorers tried it out, and discussed it features and positives and negatives. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

This Explorer Likes the Jitterbug: Medical Alert and Phone

Explorer Brenda reports that although she doesn't have a smartphone, she has a robust medical alert function on her Jitterbug phone, and really likes it. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

New Lively Alert Looks Promising

Several explorers have asked about the new Lively Medical Alert just introduced by GreatCall. We all discuss why it looks promising and agree we need to try it out. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

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 Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems 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 Medical Alerts & Home Sensor Systems, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

More Explorer Discussions

 

Researcher Membership

Some of the discussions require a premium Researcher Membership to listen to the audio recording.

Learn about Premium Researcher Memberships.

Topics (broader coverage of this theme):