Uncategorized (or other) (p5)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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Explorers Report on 'NoMoRobo' Performance

Explorer Geri reports on the performance of the NoMoRobo website which she deployed after learning of it at a previous meeting.

 


 

We Want to be Useful

Explorer Roberta expresses a sentiment that has been heard from other older adults, whether living in senior communities or at home.

 


 

Travel options for active older adults, discussed

Longevity Explorers Geri and Rick begin the discussion by pointing out some of the things to remember while traveling, such as making accommodation for decreased stamina, even among reasonably healthy elders, and wonder how to find interesting travel opportunities.

 


 

Wish there were more Gerontologists

A Longevity Explorer shares from her personal experience that health professionals often exhibit a lack of awareness of the physical and emotional impacts of treatment upon elders.

 


 

Should I get Long Term Care Insurance? Explorers discuss.

Longevity Explorers at the Commonwealth Club discuss the pluses and minuses of Long term care insurance.

 


 

My favorite treatment for Dry Skin

Explorer Denise shares her personal experience using Vick's VapoRub with success to treat dry, irritated skin.

 


 

Saver: avoid smoke inhalation in emergency?

I found this interesting product on Indie GoGo called Saver. It allows you to breathe even when there is smoke etc during a house fire.

 


 

Medical Apps and Devices for use at home

The SF Village Explorer Barbara starts with a comment about wanting to keep track of some of her biometrics, such as blood pressure, blood glucose level, and other health indicators.

 


 

Vertigo: Symptoms and a Treatment

Explorer Philip reports that despite perfect results on his hearing test, he has a serious problem with balance.

 


 

How can we Avoid Phone Scams?

Explorer Sylvia reports receiving four bogus phone messages in four hours earlier in the day, and explorers speculate on what to do about that.

 


 

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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