Assistive Devices (p1):
Devices to help with hearing, vision, mobility and more. Hearing aids; Mobility aids; Memory aids; Vision aids.
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Alzheimer's Thermostat Design: Jeeves vs. Nurse Ratched
Remember Jeeves, and Nurse Ratched? Imagine they were in charge of designing products for older adults. I wish we had the sort of products I imagine Jeeves would have designed for Bertie Wooster. Unfortunately, we seem to get the products Nurse Ratched might have dreamed up for the unfortunate...
Lighted Magnifier: Read menus in dim light
Reading under poor lighting conditions is a common problem, not only for reading menus, but also for reading in bed, or seeing small type in a poorly lit space. What is needed is some type of lighted magnifier. There are four categories of solutions for this common problem. The pro’s and con’s...
Inventor Road Trip
Earlier this month we invited the inventor of a new type of walker to come along to one of the Longevity Collective circle meetings and show the older adults members of our circle the prototype of her invention and get their feedback. It was pretty interesting. This article is about the...
Arthritis Sufferers: Struggling with dressing / undressing?
We have been looking for good arthritis clothing solutions. These products range from various special shoes for arthritis to a special type of arthritis bra. This article uses videos from around the web to demonstrate some of those solutions, and we...
Best Pill Reminder App: Explorer Choice
We set out to pick the best pill reminder app to share with the explorers in our Useful Apps Club. This article describes which features we selected as important and why; summarizes the results of our tests; and shares with you some details about the two Medication Apps we want to recommend, each of which is good for a slightly different life situation.
Medication Management Technology in Alzheimers
Watch this talk on technology for medication management by Dr Caro and Dr Renfro. It covers different available technologies to help minimize medication errors, especially for Alzheimer's sufferers. It also covers some "unmet needs and opportunities" relating to medication adherence.
Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber
Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker
Which Fall Prevention Products Do We Use (SFV)?
A Guided Exploration of Pill Management Methods
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DayClocks are app driven tablets designed to include the day of the week, the time of day, and timely messages and photos to enhance orientation in persons with cognitive challenges.
VFO is a collection of four brands of instruments (and software) that are intended to benefit persons with low vision. Together these brands offer a range of propducts such as readers and accessibility software to help visually impaired people.
IrisVision Low Vision Aids
IrisVision uses a dedicated smartphone embedded in a headset. The intent is to use virtual reality technology to drive the phone's camera, rendering real time images that can be seen by users with low vision.
NuEyes SmartGlasses are wearable camera technology intended to capture the view in the direction the user is looking, and translate the view into HD projection in front of their eyes.
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