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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…
Per a recent CBS News article, AARP reports that there has been significant growth in the number of Americans over 50 getting into video gaming in recent years. This video…
photo: pixabay.com With a declining birth rate and an increase in the population of people over the age of 65, it is safe to say that one of the biggest challenges…
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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.