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Medical Alert Systems: Help!
We kept getting asked "which medical alert system is best?"; and "how do I choose the right medical alert system for me?". This independent, objective, hands-on research tries to answer those questions. If you are looking for a medical alert system, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.
Caring from Afar: Guide to Home Sensor Systems
Read our report on this new category of products, designed to help seniors stay at home longer, and to help their families worry about them less. There are important lessons to be learned about which ones work, and for which types of circumstance they are optimal.
Needed Walker Improvements: More Functionality and Customization
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.
Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers
One of the writers I featured in my new book, The Vintage years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty, didn't begin to write her first book until she was in her eighties. And realizing at that time that her preferred method of pen and paper was no longer efficient, she embarked on learning how to use a computer. At ninety-two she's quite proficient at the keyboard and no stranger to email.
Quantified Self's Guide to Self-Tracking Tools Reaches 500 Devices
Recently I attended a TiE event on "Quantified Self: The Next Frontier in Mobile Self-Tracking". It was a panel of experts who gave an overview of the state-of-the-art and latest developments in self-tracking tools. One resource that was mentioned that I have found particularly interesting is the Quantified Self's Guide to Self-Tracking Tools. It documents more than 500 tools for fitness, sleep, learning, gas mileage, medicine and productivity. Many of these are useful for the elderly.
Medical Alert Recommendations: "No Go" Persona
This page contains specific medical alert recommendations for a specific type of person: one that fits a "persona" we call the "No Go" persona.
Medical Alert Recommendations: "Needs Some Care" Persona
This page contains specific medical alert recommendations for a specific type of person: one that fits a "persona" we call the "Needs Some Care" persona.
Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber
Rosalie Sings the Praises of Amazon's Alexa
Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker
Amazon Echo Stimulates Explorers' Imaginations
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Trendoux Touchscreen Gloves
Trendoux touchscreen winter gloves include conductive pads at finger and thumb tips intended to allow the wearer to operate touchscreen devices without having to remove the gloves.
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