Wearables for Seniors (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

Listen to the audio recordings

Quantified Older Adults: Activity tracking conversation

This circle discusses their use of activity tracking devices to monitor and quantify their levels of acitivity. The group discuss the different approaches each of them has to tracking, and why they do it in the first place. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

The Apple Watch Impresses Explorers

Explorer Rich describes his Apple iWatch 3. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Explorer Sports a Fashionable Smartwatch

Explorer AnnieScott describes the functions of her Movado Connect, a smartwatch in the form of a fashionable timepiece. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Explorer Report: New Posture Product

Explorer Shirley tells the group about the iPosture Pendant, a wearable device designed to remind the wearer to maintain the desired posture. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Smartphone as EKG Monitor: Wearables we Like

Explorer Lynn describes an app and an attachment for smartphones which are intended to display the user's EKG tracing on the phone's screen, and then share it. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Wearables Explorers Like: Underwater iPod

Explorer Jean Marie shows and tells the group about her new underwater iPod Shuffle, which she intends to take with her into the swimming pool. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Latest Fitbit "Watch": Terry Reports

Explorer Ray shows off the newest model wearable activity tracker which he received recently as a birthday present. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Exercise Tracker with Heart Rate?

Explorer Marilyn discusses her search for a fitness tracker which measures heart rate. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Better Posture Gadget: Show and Tell

Saratoga Retirement Community explorers are introduced to Lumo Lift, a wearable tech device designed to promote good posture in people of any age. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

LumoLift Posture Wearable @ EVC

Eskaton Village Carmichael explorers are introduced to Lumo Lift, a wearable device that is supposed to be a reminder to maintain one's posture. .....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 Wearables for Seniors 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 Wearables for Seniors, 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):