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Image Source: Fezbot2000 on Unsplash For seniors, transportation is an important method for seeing family members and getting necessary supplies such as medication delivered. Transporation is an Aging in Place…
In the United States, 10,000 people turn 65 every day and the number of older adults is going to increase dramatically over the coming decades. Technology is helping seniors age…
Telemedicine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that older adults, 65 years and older, and people of any age who have serious medical conditions are at…
temi Personal Robot This article in the Jerusalem Post highlights how our featured temi Personal Robot is helping fight the coronavirus. The company added “special accessories, including a thermometer to…
By Judith GrahamJanuary 16, 2020 Kaiser Health News-2020 Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will…
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Barry Sardis is the founder and chief editor of TechForAging. He started his journey in the tech world 50 years ago as a self-taught programmer. Having an immense passion for technology, he finds joy in two things: learning stuff and helping others learn by teaching them.
As a generalist, he has taken up several roles in his career in fields like software development, customer support, product marketing, product & strategic planning. He is also involved in start-up activities and has volunteered for multiple communities by being a technology advisor in a sizable 55+/Active Adult Community and at The Computer History Museum.
Featured in: Dec. 10, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle: “Smart-home tech might help older adults live independently longer” and Feb. 4, 2018, San Jose Mercury News: “Gadgets for seniors: Ambitious techies roll out robots, smart gear for their elders”
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A Personal Robot Companion
Companion Animal Robots
Companion animal robots can provide benefits for dementia patients and elders experiencing loneliness. Paro, a robot baby seal, is a well-known example targeted for institutional use. Hasbro spinout Joy for All offers affordable robotic cats and a dog for seniors in institutional and home use. This is a good report on its use.