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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IrisVision Low Vision Aids
 
IrisVision uses a dedicated smartphone embedded in a headset. The intent is to use virtual reality technology to drive the phone's camera, rendering real time images that can be seen by users with low vision.
 
 
NuEyes wearable tech
 
NuEyes SmartGlasses are wearable camera technology intended to capture the view in the direction the user is looking, and translate the view into HD projection in front of their eyes.
 
 
esight wearable tech
 
Esight Eyewear is wearable camera technology intended to display the view of the low vision wearer in OLED HD in real time.
 
 
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.
 
 
Aira, low vision navigation app
 
Aira is an app for blind or low vision users. It is designed to work on wearable devices paired with a smartphone, and by connecting the user to a call center where agents may assist with reading and navigation.
 
 
Prismo Text Capture
 
Prizmo Go is an iOS app intended to capture text and allow the user to interact with it in various ways, including reading it back by voice.
 
 
Blind & Visually Impaired Camera
 
TapTapSee is an iOS app designed to use an iPhone's camera to capture an image, and then announce its identity to the user.
 
 
Optelec Compact Vision Aid
 
The Optelec Compact+ is a palm sized magnifier designed to offer a variety of features not found in standard magnifiers.
 
 
Zoom Text screen magnifier
 
Zoom Text Magnifier is an assistive software designed to help people with low vision read their computer screen, or even read the screen content to them.
 
 
Optelec magnifier
 
The Optelec Traveller HD is a portable reading magnifier about the size of a tablet computer. It is intended to do the job of a bulkier table top magnifier, but with more convenience.
 
 
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.
 
 
PediClipper toenail clipper
 
PediClipper is a modified, extended toenail clipper designed to allow persons with range of motion limitations to clip their toe nails.
 
 
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.
 
 
Alzheimer's App, Alzhup
 
Alzhup is a non pharmaceutical approach to treatment of the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. It is intended to delay cognitive impairment using such personalized memorabilia as life history photos and music customized to each user.
 
 

HearStore is an online source for many of the major brands of hearing aids (although not for Costco products). They reached out to us and asked to be listed as a resource on our website. The website looks simple and clear, and it seems a big advantage that they carry all the major vendors, as...

 
 
Bath Lift
 
The Whisper Ultra Quiet Bath Lift by Drive Medical is an electric lift designed to assist persons having trouble getting into or out of the bathtub.
 
 
The Oldie
 
The Oldie is a British monthly magazine written for older people with a light and witty view of the second half of life.
 
 
Here One Earbuds
 
Here One is a set of smart wireless earbuds paired with an app intended to control the balance and focus of ambient sounds in a variety of environments.
 

Featured Research

 

Medical Alert Systems: Help

Medical Alert Systems GuideWe 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.

Choose the Right Medical Alert System for YOU

 

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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