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Introduction Road safety continues to be of enormous importance globally, with the World Health Organization projecting road traffic injuries as the world’s 5th leading cause of death by 2030. For many…
Tech Helping Fight Seniors’ Loneliness According to Pew Research, nearly four out of every ten older adults worldwide live with extended family. Those percentages are higher in some parts of…
More and more people are adopting technology to help get through the pandemic. But there are a significant number of older adults that have serious issues dealing with technology, which…
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Some assume that seniors just aren’t technically savvy. And while that may be the case for some seniors, that is quickly falling to the wayside. As more…
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Technology Can Help Tracking Nutrition of the Elderly Aging in Place As I get older I’ve become more interested in monitoring my health. There…
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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.