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The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.


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Apple Watches Help Monitor Elders' Health

One of our SRC Explorers is an enthusiastic Apple Watch owner, and presents to the group about the features he likes.




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.



Rich's New Apple Watch

Explorer Rich shows the group his new Apple Watch and describes features that he particularly likes.



The Apple Watch Impresses Explorers

Explorer Rich describes his Apple iWatch 3.



Explorer Sports a Fashionable Smartwatch

Explorer AnnieScott describes the functions of her Movado Connect, a smartwatch in the form of a fashionable timepiece.



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.



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.



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.



Latest Fitbit "Watch": Terry Reports

Explorer Ray shows off the newest model wearable activity tracker which he received recently as a birthday present.



Exercise Tracker with Heart Rate?

Explorer Marilyn discusses her search for a fitness tracker which measures heart rate.



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.

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