I am caregiver for a person with both Alzheimer's and COPD. Her mobility is very limited and requires transport in a wheelchair. She is presently using an electric -powered chair, but sometimes shows poor judgement when encountring other people or obstacles. I anticipate a time when she will not be able to properly control this … Read more
It was on this site that I first learned about the Trionic Veloped, suggested as a rollator that could go anywhere off-road outdoors, but not reviewed. I’m 70 years of age and had a back injury 6 years ago that affects the nerves in my left leg, making it painful when I walk on it. The nerve … Read more
Do you (or someone you care about) use any mobility tech — like cars, or bicycles? Or canes, walkers, or rollators? The Longevity Explorers are exploring mobility tech. We are interested in the inputs of the broader Tech-enhanced Life community too. Share what you know. Join the discussion. Mobility Tech: What Is It? Mobility Tech … Read more
Being free to get from one place to another when you want is a very important ingredient of an independent life. But it becomes harder as you get older — and either can’t (or don’t want to) drive anymore, or can’t walk as far as you used to. We are exploring solutions to these challenges. This … Read more
Our explorers have been trying out various gadgets that let them get in and out of cars more easily. So far we have focused on two types of products. The first is a swivel car seat, and the second is a sort of extra “car handle for the elderly”. The swivel car seat is designed … Read more
Our circles of older adults have had a number of discussions in which a walking cane with a light surfaced as a good idea. Our Explorers thought a highly visible cane, with a light to help avoid hazards, could help make getting out at night safer. Together, we found some interesting looking lighted canes online, purchased a … Read more
When your parent, or friend, (or you) starts looking a bit shaky when they walk, what do you do? Some type of cane is an obvious first step. But what if that does not work, or they don’t like it? Is a walker or rollator the solution? And is there such a thing … Read more
Walkers are a life-saver for many people. They help older adults avoid falls and keep their independence. They also help patients in the hospitals who are recovering from surgeries or illnesses. They fill a need and many probably don’t think to examine the walker any further. However there hasn’t been much innovation in the walker arena in many years. The basic design has changed little and there is definitely room for improvement.