Wearables:  Older Adult Perspectives

The Impact Theme series: Longevity Explorers Discuss.

Hear what Older Adults Think: Wearables

Favorite 'Wearables' @SRC

Advances in wearable technology, both in functionality and form factor, are seeing increased use among older adults.



SF Explorers Talk About Wearables

SF Explorers spent a portion of their meeting time sharing reports on their favorite wearables - both high and low tech.



Sleep: SF Explorers

The group responds to the question "What do you do or use to help you go to sleep at night?"



Explorer Report: New Posture Product

Explorer Shirley tells the group about the iPosture Pendant, a wearable device designed to remind the wearer to maintain the desired posture.



Smartphone as EKG Monitor: Wearables we Like

Explorer Lynn describes an app and an attachment for smartphones which are intended to display the user's EKG tracing on the phone's screen, and then share it.



Better Posture Gadget: Show and Tell

Saratoga Retirement Community explorers are introduced to Lumo Lift, a wearable tech device designed to promote good posture in people of any age.



LumoLift Posture Wearable @ EVC

Eskaton Village Carmichael explorers are introduced to Lumo Lift, a wearable device that is supposed to be a reminder to maintain one's posture.



LumoLift Show & Tell: Posture Wearable

The Longevity Explorer circle is introduced to a wearable device that serves as a posture reminder.



SequiasSF explorers check out the Lively Wearable

At our last circle, this group of explorers were interested in the new Lively Wearable device. This month, we brought one along, and the explorers tried it out, and discussed it features and positives and negatives.



About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Wearables is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Wearables, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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