Category Archives: Elderly

Liftware – Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Persons who have difficulties with using regular utensils such as a fork and spoon because of their health conditions related to Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease, or post-stroke deficits, may benefit from using Liftware utensils. Liftware … Continue reading

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Government-funded free cell phone service

Individuals who cannot afford to get a cellphone because of their financial situation may be eligible to receive free mobile phones and free service through part of a free government-funded program. The eligibility guidelines differ from state to state. However, … Continue reading

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Belt with protective air bags

If you have seniors in your family, it is important for you to ensure their safety every day. However, you may not be able to monitor their daily activities all the time.  According to National Council of Aging, it is … Continue reading

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Opticon Opn hearing aids

Opticon (a Denmark-based manufacturer of hearing aids – https://www.oticon.com/) Opn hearing aids has many features compared to common hearing aids. Opticon Opn hearing aids can help someone identify where sounds are coming from or distinguish different sounds in noisy environments. … Continue reading

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Smart cane (Smartcane)

Canes for the blind are one of the necessities and mobility aids for the visually impaired. A blind person can travel with a cane and use the cane to detect obstacles on ground, but a cane cannot detect objects such … Continue reading

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iBeacon (Beacon) Technology

The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react … Continue reading

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BLITAB – a Tactile tablet

BLITAB is the world’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people (http://blitab.com).  The Austrian innovation team demonstrated the BLITAB at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 5 – 8, 2017.  In addition, the BLITAB was … Continue reading

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Smartglasses for the visually impaired

A few years ago when a smart eyeglass product called Google Glass, a wearable computer with a head-mounted display, was introduced, many users liked the features such as taking clear high definition pictures and videos with their free hand, sending … Continue reading

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A security monitoring system without monthly fees

You may be considering about a Home automation system with many features or you may just want to have an alarm or notification system for certain situations.  For example, you may be looking for a system that can send you … Continue reading

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Senior Services – Nursing Homes

Technology is rapidly changing, but the evaluations of ‘Services’ are important areas for the successful delivery model. Take for example, nursing homes or long-term care environments in the Baltimore area were reported for negligence by a local news channel. This … Continue reading

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