Favorite 'Wearables' @SRC

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

Discussion Summary

Advances in wearable technology, both in functionality and form factor, are seeing increased use among older adults. Explorers at Saratoga Retirement Community talk about the wearables they like and use.


High Tech

  • iPhone and Apple Watch
  • SRC "Panic Button" (emergency call pendant)
  • Hearing aids


Mid Tech

  • Thumb Drive containing medical information
  • iPod
  • TV Ears - headphones for listening to devices
  • Ear Buds


Low Tech

  • Sangean AM/FM Radio with earphones
  • "Dog Tags" embossed with medical information

The group agrees that wearable tech can make life easier and safer, although there is much to be done in terms of producing ample new devices of use for older adults.


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Key words: 
wearable technology, hearing augmentation equipment, Apple Health app, Health information