Everyday Objects (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Everyday Objects: from Tech-enhanced Life.

Things and objects we encounter in everyday life. Especially the mundane and everyday variety of things. Like kitchen utensils, packaging and containers, and appliances.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Everyday Objects

Aging in Place: Why Technology & Gadgets Matter

In my mind, there is a compelling argument that the right gadgets and technology can make aging in place more successful and less expensive. And by more successful, I am thinking in particular of higher quality of life, more autonomy, and less dependence on the kindness of strangers. I don't think this argument gets made much in the media or by the aging services industry though. So here it is.

 

 

Technology & the Future of Aging

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 March 2019, at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco.

 

 

Alzheimer's Thermostat Design: Jeeves vs. Nurse Ratched

Thoughts about thermostats and people with dementia. 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 inmates of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest".

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Everyday Objects

Explorers Conceptualize a Better Grabber

In this fun brainstorming session, explorers conceptualize in detail a more versatile 'reacher-grabber' tool than those which are currently available. .........Read more

Explorers' Field Report on Use of Toenail Clippers

Eskaton Village explorers took home an array of toenail clippers and returned with a report of their findings. .........Read more

Comparing Jar Openers @ EVC

The Eskaton Village Carmichael Longevity Explorer circle tried out a wide variety of jar openers, and then discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each. .........Read more

Best Toenail Clippers for Older Adults

Finding the right toenail clippers to work for an older adult has been a recurring discussion topic among circle members. We have narrowed down the array of possible nail clippers and tools to a short list that seem promising for hands-on evaluation. Please check them out and comment. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Everyday Objects (shared by our Explorers)

FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off

 
FireAvert - Stove Automatic Shut-Off
 

FireAvert is a device intended to protect the user from dangerous stove fires by turning off power (or gas) to the sstove when it hears a smoke alarm.

 

Daylight Company Task Lighting

 
Daylight Company Task Lighting
 

Daylight Company lights are intended to provide high-level illumination to aid persons with sight loss, and featured in a recent Longevity Explorer exploration of vision gadgets.

 

OttLite Task Lighting

 
OttLite Task Lighting
 

OttLite lamps are designed to produce light similar to natural daylight in order to reduce eyestrain and to see true colors and fine details. 

 

 

Because Incontinence Products

 
Because Incontinence Products
 

Because offers home delivery of specially designed incontinence products.

 

Silvert's Adaptive Clothing

 
Silvert's Adaptive Clothing
 

Silvert's Adaptive Clothing is designed for use by those with disabilities which create limitations in dressing or undressing.

 

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener

 
The Gilhoolie Jar Opener
 

The Gilhoolie Jar Opener is a device intended to make easy work of opening tight jar lids and bottle caps.

 

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.

 

DayClocks

 
DayClocks
 

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.

 

Sock Slider

 
 

The Sock Slider device is intended to make it easier for persons with functional limitations to put on and take off their socks.

 

 

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