The elderly don’t have a monopoly on confusion, forgetfulness, and health problems. For some people, the problem gets worse with age. But, according PsychCentral“The elderly are not only highly capable of using a variety of complex modern technologies, they also very often need devices that can make their lives easier and empower them in their various abilities.
With the technological breakthroughs of this modern age, researchers and entrepreneurs are coming to market with devices designed to make life easier for parents.
Senior citizens tend to use a dizzying number of recipes on a dizzying schedule. They have the morning pill and another pill for the afternoon, dinner and bedtime. Mixing and skipping these medications can cause adverse reactions.
MedMinder is a dispensing device that looks like a 7-day pill storage container. Access is locked until preprogrammed unlocks one unit at a time. Caregivers fill and schedule dispensers with a smartphone app. The app reports if pills are used or skipped, and calls seniors and relatives.
2). TV ear
TV earbuds are comfortable headsets that help deaf seniors hear television as loud as they want without disturbing other people in the room. They are offered with a variety of features, but the best work with Analog or Digital television.
Their Sound Clarification Circuit® it has an advanced microchip that amplifies and clarifies television dialogue by suppressing background noise so that voices come across clearly.
3). Supreme Treatment System
Wireless sensors installed around the house follow a person’s daily activities. It works with an interactive touchscreen to monitor glucose, oxygen, blood pressure and weight. It also features a diet, release plan, and exercises. And, it still allows patients to watch videos, listen to music, play games, view family photos, follow the news, and chat with family.
4). WC180 Wireless Door Chime Security 2020
Senior citizens often miss visitors because they don’t hear the doorbell. Security2020 includes spotlights to draw attention. With no cables required, it is easy to set up and attaches the receiver to a button for a choice of chime sounds and bright strobe lights.
More and more seniors have cell phones and/or smartphones. However, most cell phones are getting more sophisticated and difficult to operate. At the same time, there are more interesting apps and features that can engage seniors.
For less advanced users, Samsung’s Jitterbug is a flip phone with large numbers, text, and a simple “yes or no” button instead of an icon. Other features include voice dialing, speakerphone, medical alerts, SMS, and 24/7 live nurse service.
Even active seniors need canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and hearing aids. However, technology makes their life richer and longer with devices like the ones listed here.
Pew research saw an increase in the use of smartphones, social media, tablets, and the internet among the elderly. They are willing to use devices like these—especially if they make life easier and more fulfilling for them or their caregivers.