Useful Products & Resources: shared by the Tech-enhanced Life Community

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.

Scroll down to see "New" and recently discussed listings. You can also search for Useful Products & Resources by Topic. If you are looking for medical alerts, you can find our coverage and product reviews here: Medical Alert Systems: Selection Guide.

 

New Listings

HomeThrive

 
HomeThrive
 

Home Thrive is an online service provider designed to provide access to a dedicated social worker and a digital platform with advice, tools, and supportive services to help family members care for an older adult at home.

 

Daylight Company Task Lighting

 
Daylight Lamp
 

Daylight Company lights are intended to provide high-level illumination to aid persons with sight loss, and featured in a recent Longevity Explorer exploration of vision gadgets.

 

OttLite Task Lighting

 
OttLite
 

OttLite lamps are designed to produce light similar to natural daylight in order to reduce eyestrain and to see true colors and fine details. 

 

 

KOMP by No Isolation

 
KOMP
 

KOMP is a combination of a smartphone app and a simplified one-button device designed for use by elderly people who are not tech-savvy. 

 

Yoctosun LED Magnifier

 
 

The YOCTOSUN lighted magnifier is a lightweight head-worn device intended to provide hands-free improved visibility for reading, hobby, or other close work. 

 

Bed MadeEZ

 
 

Bed MadeEZ is a set of wedges designed to raise the edge of a mattress so the linens can be changed without incurring a lifting injury. 

 

Foray Spring Rollator

 
Foray upright walker
 

The Foray "Spring" is a rollator that is intended to be an improved ambulation assistive device with a sleek and stable design.

 

Be My Eyes

 
Be My Eyes
 

Be My Eyes is a free app for iOS or Android devices that is designed to connect persons with vision impairment to sighted volunteers who also use the app to assist the caller with visual problem-solving. 

 

 

Recently Discussed by the Longevity Explorers

Yoctosun LED Magnifier

 
 

The YOCTOSUN lighted magnifier is a lightweight head-worn device intended to provide hands-free improved visibility for reading, hobby, or other close work. 

 

Yoctosun LED Magnifier

 
 

The YOCTOSUN lighted magnifier is a lightweight head-worn device intended to provide hands-free improved visibility for reading, hobby, or other close work. 

 

Lyft Mobile App

 
Lyft ride sharing app
 

Lyft is a mobile app to order a ride. It is a direct competitor to Uber.

 

Uber

 
Uber
 

Uber is an interactive ride service which members can summon by phone or via the Uber smartphone app.

 

Flywheel Mobile App

 
Flywheel mobile app, taxi, transport
 

Flywheel is working to bring the same Internet enabled experience as Lyft and Uber to traditional taxi cab companies for the user who is more comfortable riding with a cab driver.

 

Walking Cane with Flashlight and Alarm

 
 

The Secure® Walking Cane has an LED flashlight, push-button panic alarm, and flashing red alert/warning light. It came top of our recent Exploration into lighted canes.

 

HurryCane: The All-Terrain Cane

 
 

The HurryCane all-terrain cane is the #1 selling cane in America. Highly rated by thousands of users, the HurryCane stands on its own pivoting base to be free-standing – it doesn’t need to be leaned against a chair, wall or table (where canes are often misplaced or tripped over). The unique,...

 

Timer Cap

 
 

Tmer Cap medicine bottle caps fit on pharmacy pill bottles and the caps display the time elapsed since the bottle was last opened. Useful for avoiding prescription dose errors.

 

 

 

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