• Doro HandleEasy cell is a good option for your sausage-fingered uncle

    That’s a bit of a grotesque-sounding headline, isn’t it? But it’s true. This handset is one of those designed for older people with limited manual dexterity and no experience with mobile phone technology. It’s got a simple layout and basic high-contrast screen, easy-to-set quickdial buttons, and no features to speak of other than text messaging and an FM radio… Read More

  • Tongue Drive System in development; yes, it's SFW

    Control systems for wheelchairs have to accommodate a wide variety of disabilities and capabilities; some people can use a joystick, others are restricted to blowing in a tube in different ways to signify left, right, accelerate, and so on. But one part of the body that is almost always fully intact and functioning is the tongue. Because motor control of the tongue is done through cranial and… Read More

  • The growing market for old-folks technology

    I don’t think it’s a secret that the baby boomer generation is being largely left in the dust when it comes to technology, and not just because gadgets getting more complicated. Let’s face it, dad doesn’t hear quite as well as he used to, and mom finally took the plunge and bought some bifocals last month. What is being done to cater to this enormous market, which… Read More