Uncategorized (or other) (p2)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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How Can I Best Manage and Protect My Many Passwords?

Explorer Steve brings up the topic of website passwords, and the importance of managing them as well as keeping them secure from hackers.



The Most Useful Tech Tools These Older Adults Researched, and How They Found Them

Explorers discuss tech that they find useful, including entertainment as well as home delivery of a variety of goods and services.



How Do Older Adults Learn to Use New Technology?

SF Village Explorers discuss the various ways they learn to use new technology. It turns out there are some significant differences, but some recurring themes.



Karen Reports on Sleep-promoting Sound Generators

Explorer Karen reports on her research on sound generating devices which can help induce sleep.



Hospital Bill Gobbledygook: What Do We Do?

A member from the Internet asks if anyone has a solution to incomprehensible hospital bills.



New Delivery Services: We Need a List.

With all the new delivery services popping up, we need a master list: from meals to laundry to ride sharing and more.



Purposeful Aging: How Can we Expand the Options?

Explorers discuss how to do a better job of engaging older adults in meaningful activity.



Seeking Better Gadgets to Make Reading Convenient

Explorer Peg says that many older adults, including herself, read a lot and need a strong, consistent light source and a handy book holder, and the group discusses gadgets to help make reading comfortable and convenient.



New Home Care Tech: Is it Good?

Explorer Susan describes the changes she is seeing in the home care business, citing technology in the form of apps being used to replace the human touch.



I Want a Tool for Putting on Compression Socks

Explorer Ron describes the problem he anticipates with age - increasing difficulty with putting on his compression socks, and the group discusses whether or not available gadgets might help.



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 Uncategorized (or other) 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 Uncategorized (or other), 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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