Communication or social tools (p1):
Tools that help communicate with others such as family or caregivers. Examples include video conferencing equipment, websites that help with email, and social networking portals.
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Amazon Echo and Alexa for the Elderly
The older adults in our explorer groups have recently become interested in a relatively new product: the Amazon Echo and its artificial intelligence Alexa. Here are their thoughts on topics like: do we want one; why would we want one; what do we use it for; and wouldn't it be great if it could also do ...".
Technology & the Future of Aging: OLLI, Berkeley
This is a live recording (slides and audio) of a talk given by Richard Caro entitled "The Future of Aging, & the Intersection of Aging & Technology".
This talk was given in October, 2018, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Berkeley, as part of...
Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa
Amazon Echo Stimulates Explorers' Imaginations
Suggestions For Helping Seniors Make Best Use of their High Tech Tools
The discussion focuses on the challenge of keeping up with ever changing operating systems on our IT devices and suggested some valuable solutions.
One member spoke anxiously of her reliance on an IT helper and wondered how people cope if they cannot afford to hire someone.
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Useful Products Services Gadgets: Avenidas
This lengthy recording covers several different topics: The starting point for different segments is indicated.
START: The i-cloud is better for synching your calendar and contacts across all your devices’ instantly than i-Tunes which has a lag time.
Facetime: Wonderful for... .........Read more
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The Wellbeing Monitor
The Wellbeing Monitor is a smartphone app that is intended to set up a private communication tool for use by elders and selected family or friends to check in and help assure an elder's well being.
Livpact is a connected platform using wireless devices and 'off the shelf' AI hardware intended to to organize and connect family, friends, professional support, community services and helpful resources.
The ViewClix Smart Frame is designed to be placed in the home of an older adult to display pictures shared from smart phones, PCs or other mobile devices. It is also intended to be used for video calls.
AUD-1 is an app for smartphone or computer which is intended to allow the hearing impaired user to amplify and fine tune sounds heard through headphones to meet individual needs.
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