Gadgets and widgets (p1):

Electronic gadgets, such as wearables and TV remotes, and mechanical widgets such as jar openers and grabbers.

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Analysis & Exploration: Gadgets and widgets

What They Want vs What You Think They Need

I've said it before. Most of the products for older adults that we see are frankly not very good. This article is about two especially common pitfalls. I think of them as the "eat your broccoli" error, and the "I know how to market to 40 year olds" issue.

 

 

Medication Management Systems: Which?

"Good" medication management is widely believed to be desirable, by older adults as well as by clinicians. This article is about what factors make medication management systems useful for a given person, and outlines a series of circumstances for which specific features of these products can be...

 

 

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...

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Gadgets and widgets

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

Amazon Echo Stimulates Explorers' Imaginations

This group of older adult explorers discuss the Amazon Echo device. A pair of enthusiastic explorers introduce the product which they have recently started using. .........Read more

What We Use Alexa For: Lights

Explorer Jan describes her newest tech gadget to the group. .........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

If I Had a Magic Wand, Here is What My Smarthome (Robot) Would Do to Help Me Stay Home Longer

'Blue Sky' thinking about the things that Explorers would like done for them by a Smarthome or domestic robot is off with a rush. .........Read more

What We Wish A Robot or Smartphone Could Do For Us

Saratoga Retirement Community explorers take on the assignment of describing just what a robot might do for them, not only around the home, but beyond.

The Topic: If you could wave a magic wand and have your house, or robot servant magically do three things for you each week or day that... .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Gadgets and widgets (shared by our Explorers)

TRiLOC SafeTracks GPS Watch

 
TRiLOC GPS locator
 

This wrist worn device detects wandering and notifies of falls.

 

GPS Smartsole

 
GPS Tracker
 

GPS Smartsole is intended to be passive wearable tracking technology in a shoe insert to keep track of someone who may wander.

 

3G VisionOne GPS Tracker/Monitor

 
3G GPS Tracker
 

The 3G VisionOne GPS Tracker/Monitor is a GPS device intended, with a smartphone app, to serve as a personal safety alarm as well as a location tracker, among other cellular based functionalities.

 

iPosture Pendant

 
iPosture Pendant
 

The iPosture Pendant is a wearable tech device intended to help one improve posture by alerting the wearer when their posture is less than ideal.

 

Nimble One Finger Safety Cutter

 
Nimble package opener
 

Nimble One Finger Safety Cutter is a silicone fingertip tool with a sharp blade intended to make for easier opening of packaging and cutting in general.

 

Toobaloo

 
toobaloo, auditory feedback device
 

Toobaloo is a tubular device designed to give auditory feedback to children (or adults having speech therapy) and to help adjust fluency.

 

Extra Large Impaired Vision Clock

 
Imapaired vision clock
 

The Extra Large Impaired Vision Digital Clock is intended to make it easier for persons with low vision or with dementia to keep track of the day and time at a glance.

 

Kardia Mobile by AliveCor

 
Kardia Moble by AliveCor
 

Kardia Mobile by AliveCor is an app and attachment for smartphones which is intended to display the user's EKG tracing on the phone's screen, and also share it.

 

Memo Box Deluxe by Tinylogics

 
Memo Box Deluxe
 

Memo Box Deluxe by Tinylogics is a modular smart pill dispenser system that is designed to work with Wi-Fi and an optional smartphone app.

 

 

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