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The Best Healthcare & Wearable Technology Devices for the Elderly Updated: In general, except for smartwatches and fitness trackers, most healthcare and wearable technology devices for the elderly are healthcare-related…
Do you want to know about Smart Home? — Learn from my experiences. Updated: Two of the reasons that I became excited about Social Robots were the conversational user interface…
What Wearable Technologies are Important for the Elderly, and Why? Updated: Wearable technology might be the most important type of technology for the elderly because it can always be with…
What is Digital Health? Updated: Digital Health is becoming essential, especially for the elderly. As early baby boomers enter their 70s, the challenges and costs of providing health care to…
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Barry Sardis is the founder and chief editor of TechForAging. He started his journey in 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.
Dec. 10, 2017, San Francisco Chronicle: “Smart-home tech might help older adults live independently longer”
Feb. 4, 2018, San Jose Mercury News: “Gadgets for seniors: Ambitious techies roll out robots, smart gear for their elders”
A Senior's Smart Home Tech Stories
Adding the Phillips Hue Lighting System Updated: The second application of Smart Home technology was…
Adding an Entertainment System Control Device Updated: First Attempt – Blumoo Smart Remote Control This was…
SmartThings Smart Home Sensors on Sale Updated: Having acquired the Samsung SmartThings Hub I began…
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.
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