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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Unforgettable.org
 
Unforgettable is an e-commerce website focused tightly on products for people with dementia, as well as for caregivers of such people.
 
 
advance directive
 
The Stanford Letter Project - Advance Directive - is an online form in a letter template that is intended to allow persons to document what matters most to them and what treatments they want in the future.
 
 
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.
 
 
MUrgency Emergency App
 
MUrgency is intended to be a worldwide emergency response network to include emergency ambulance and home visits by a physician, nurse, or attendant.
 
 
SensoGram technologies
 
SensoGram Technologies offers a suite of wearable monitoring devices designed to report vital signs in real time.
 
 
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.
 
 
senior relocation services
 
Mom's New Pad is a California Bay Area realtor based senior relocation service designed to address all of the major roadblocks to downsizing and moving.
 
 
Earlens hearing aid
 
The EarLens Device is a hearing aid with a novel design intended to more effectively transmit sound by converting sound waves to light.
 
 
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.
 
 
VitalBand
 
VitalBand is designed to detect falls, monitor vital signs, and send reminders, while in the form of a wristwatch.
 
 
SayOK365
 
SayOK365 is an email subscription system intended to allow potentially isolated persons to 'check in' regularly or to send a distress message if help is needed.
 
 
TruSense
 
TruSense is intended to provide a customizable network of sensor and interactive devices to monitor and report personal and environmental conditions inside and outside of the home.
 
 
Plan Your Lifespan
 
Northwestern University offers a website for people who want to anticipate health related choices in later life, to familiarize themselves with alternatives, and create a plan of action for possible eventualities.
 
 
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.
 
 
Freedom Scientific Vision Aids
 
VFO is a collection of four brands of instruments (and software) that are intended to benefit persons with low vision. Together these brands offer a range of propducts such as readers and accessibility software to help visually impaired people.
 
 
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.
 

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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