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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Roundtrip Medical Transportation
 

Roundtrip Medical Transportation is an Internet based service intended to make ordering non emergency patient transport more convenient by using a network of public and private providers.

 
 
Ride N Care
 

Ride N Care is a ride service designed to provide transportation for elders who would benefit from having a companion to see them safely throughout their trip.

 
 
Loop communication device
 

Loop is an Internet connected monitor and iOS app intended to be a communication device that allows the user to share video, photos, and video chat.

 
 
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.

 
 
hearing amplifier
 

The Britzgo Hearing Amplifier is intended to offer an affordable alternative to costly hearing aids.

 
 
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.

 

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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