Products & Resources: Better living, aging, technology

Below are products and resources our Explorers have found useful or interesting in their search for ways to help mitigate the challenges of growing older.

 

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Worst Pills, Best Pills

 
Worst Pills, Best Pills
 
Worst Pills, Best Pills is a reference website with commentary on drug interactions or potentially harmful drugs which may be pending removal from the market.
 

The Conversation Project

 
Conversation Starter Kit
 
The Conversation Project is a website intended to evoke discussion among family or friends to facilitate talking about values and wishes that often go unsaid.
 

RedCross Mobile Apps

 
American Red Cross mobile apps
 
American RedCross mobile apps are available for emergency preparedness, first aid training, and disaster reporting and recovery as well as other important areas of service organized by the Red Cross.
 

Lotsa Helping Hands

 
Lotsa Helping Hands
 

Lotsa Helping Hands is a care calendar website intended to organize meals and care services for someone in need.

From the website: "With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support - things like meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, or just stopping by to...

 

Care|Mind

 
CareMind App
 
Care|Mind is a smartphone app that is designed to monitor a remote fitbit (and paired device) belonging to a member of the family or a friend.
 

Quell Relief

 
Quell Relief
 
Quell Relief is a wearable pain control technology that uses electrical nerve stimulation, similar to the principle behind TENS units, designed to block pain rather than cure it.
 

AUD-1

 
amplifier, hearing aid
 
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.
 

Buck and Buck

 
adaptive clothing
 
Buck and Buck is a site selling adaptive clothing and footwear for persons with disabilities that make dressing and undressing difficult.
 

Consumer Reports: Hearing Aid Buying Guide

 
hearing aid buying guide
 
The Hearing Aid Buying Guide is a thoroughgoing tutorial by Consumer Reports informing consumers on a variety of hearing loss related topics.
 

iHEAR

 
iHEAR hearing aid
 
iHEAR Medical is a website offering affordably priced hearing aid devices, with optional home testing and remote adjustments.
 

The Freebird Club

 
Freebird Club
 
The Freebird Club is an international peer-to-peer travel website for people over fifty that connects people who have unused rooms with those looking for a place to stay.
 

Wearsafe

 
Wearsafe, distress signal
 
Wearsafe is a silent distress signal system which is designed to summon friends or family to assist without the phone being seen.
 

DriveSafe Lenses by Zeiss

 
Drivesafe Lenses, vision care
 
Zeiss DriveSafe lenses are designed to solve the problems that older adults report while driving at night or adverse weather conditions.
 

IndeeLift - Human Floor Lift

 
IndeeLift, lifts
 
The IndeeLift device is a portable lift designed to help a fallen person from a sitting position to their feet with or without help.
 

Care3 - Messaging App for Caregivers

 
Care3, care coordination app
 
Care3 is an iOS app intended to securely inform and include the care team, family, and patient from a single care plan.
 

Tunstall Vi+ Home Sensor System

 
Tunstall Vi+  home sensor system
 
The Tunstall Vi+ is a home sensor system with a wide range of sensing capabilities, including environmental hazards such as fire, flood and temperature extremes.
 

Essence Voice Panic Detector

 
Essence Voice Panic Detector, medical alert system
 
Voice Panic Detector with Intelligent Voice Activation™ adds a new layer to the medical alert system design: Using advanced speech recognition technology, The detector is a nearby microphone that identifies specific phrases called out by the user. The device is activated when it detects a sequence...
 

Dr Poket Medication Reminder App

 
dr Poket Pillbox, medication management aid
 
The Dr Poket Android app is intended, among other things, to be a reminder to the user to take the right medications at the right time, and to notify designated persons if they are not taken.
 

Featured Research

 

Medical Alert Systems: Help

Medical Alert Systems GuideWe kept getting asked "which medical alert systems are 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 medical alert systems, either for yourself or for an older adult such as a parent, this piece of research is for you.

View: Medical Alert Systems Guide

 

Useful Apps Club

Useful Apps ClubUnlock the potential of your smartphone or tablet to improve your life. The Useful Apps Club is for older adults and Boomers who have a smartphone or tablet (or are thinking of getting one) and need help to turn it into a useful tool. We are focused on finding Apps that can change your life, and teaching you how to use them. 

View: The Useful Apps Club

 

Reduce Fall Risk

Avoid FallsRead the "best of the web" on: Avoiding Falling. Our team of clinicians and citizen analysts has scoured the web for the best available answers to a set of questions designed to help you make falling less likely, and make the consequences if you do fall less bad.

View: Avoid the Perils of Falling

 

Guide: Home Sensor Systems

Home Sensor SystemsRead 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.

View: Home Sensor System Guide

 

 

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