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Technology can help people stay at home longer.
A new study that suggests the start of middle age is no longer 45 or 50 but, instead, 60.
At summit, experts discussed making technology accessible to seniors. A study on topic was also released by AARP.
Honor hopes to start a trend of tech companies focusing on the needs of seniors.
Updated: (01-29-2015) Technology Market Overview Report Click here
Published: (06-20-2014) Challenging Innovators 2014 Report Click here
Published (03-08-2013) Next Generation Response Systems Click here
Updated (8-25-2012) Aging and Health Technology Report Click here
Updated (7-31-2012) The Future of Home Care Technology Click here
Published (2-14-2012) Linkage Technology Survey Age 65-100 Report Click here
Published (4-29-2011) Connected Living for Social Aging Report Click here
SAN DIEGO (April 28, 2015) - GreatCall, the leader in creating mobile health and safety solutions for active aging, today added automatic fall detection to its 5Star urgent response service. As falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, this technology enables them to go about their lives safely and independently, knowing the device will automatically alert a highly trained 5Star agent in the event of a fall. Read more ... about GREATCALL’S INNOVATIVE FALL DETECTION BRINGS NEW LEVEL OF SAFETY TO ACTIVE AGING
PERS devices and wearables – what will bring them together? Now that the Washington Post has declared that Apple and Google will solve our health problems, aren’t you relieved? Oh, you’re a bit concerned about your privacy, the fact that all of your outside-of-Facebook web searches are by default accessible to Facebook – that you have to opt out on a completely separate website in order to terminate tracking of this activity? As you wander around Google, Yahoo or through iTunes, your searches about health topics, those are all now relevant for advertisers as provided by Facebook! And extra-special, what do you think about the fact that Apple lobbied away any need for FDA approval for anything health-related? Feeling safely healthy now? Read more ... about Aging in Place Technology Watch Top Blog Posts in 2014
Now it is releasing its newest feature on the app: a tracker that monitors activity levels and gives caregivers reports. Read more ... about Aiding eldercare: MobileHelp builds up its digital safety net
Afterwards, a sudden loss of independence and a new level of fear for those who fall, and their contemporaries. Read more ... about After the Fall
New York Times investigative research about the growing issue of older adults and falls. Read more ... about Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation
First the good news -- life expectancy is up. So as boomers cross the 65-year-marker at 8000 per day, 10,000 per day, or whatever, they just received some good news, for a change, from the CDC. Life expectancy has inched up. A woman who is 65 today can expect to live an average of 21 more years (to age 86), and a man at 65 has an average life expectancy of 18 more years (to age 83). Note that these are averages and that the averages include those with chronic diseases. That average includes the nearly 26% likelihood of diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) -- and that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women and ditto for men. Thus life expectancy outside of those conditions is most certainly far longer. Read more ... about Fall detection -- a look back -- much innovation but little impact
Some cool tech enters the market. Consider the Apple introduction of the HealthKit (for the health care industry) and the smartwatch which joins the Pebble (which helped fuel interest in smartwatches) and Samsung smartwatches. Intel found smartwatches intriguing enough to sponsor a clinical trial in conjunction with Parkinson's disease. Why? Smartwatches (and smartphones) contain accelerometers that enable the device to determine sudden motion -- like detecting a fall, gyroscope and compass to detect whether you're on of the 61 million people out there running. And they are able to determine location by enabling GPS position of the device. These devices have geofencing capability -- used in Apple devices for setting up a Location Reminder when you arrive at or leave a location (don't forget to do such-and-so errand). Read more ... about Are tech innovators ageist -- or have they just not considered seniors?
Research: radar motion detection is also an alternative to wearable devices like PERS. Read more ... about A Radar motion if you fall
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