Remote monitoring systems for the elderly are nothing new, but Japanese conglomerate Marubeni‘s technology seems to be particularly advanced. And unlike you might think, it’s not based on robotics, but on a sensor system. It enables families and medical institutions to remotely check the health of older people around the clock – as long as the person in question keeps wearing a small sensor on the… → Read More
It’s always good to hear that some robot makers are focusing on the development of machines that actually have the potential of helping people in their everyday life. And the so-called Indoor Personal Mobility Robot, which is particularly geared towards the elderly, is certainly one good example.
The main idea behind the robot is to make life easier for people who have trouble moving indoors. → Read More
Quick Version: The idea behind the Clarity C900 mobile phone is sound – big keys, bright display, loud ringer, emergency call button – but the interface might be a bit feature-heavy and confusing for most elderly users. → Read More
The EMC (“easy mobil calling,” which isn’t a typo on my part) concept cellphone aims to make life easier for the elderly. With only four face buttons, each corresponding to a separate phone number, it simplifies the arduous task of remembering, well, four different phone numbers. Granted, all cellphones have an address book, so you’re not really required to know anyone… → Read More
[photopress:IMG_1486.JPG,full,pp_image] I’m trying to find a website for these guys but these were fairly cool phones for kids and older folks who might need a little help finding the buttons. The phones are all GSM compatable and as you see there are three styles: Baby, Easy, and some sort of DECT cordless phone with images instead of a number pad. Pricing and availability are, as usual… → Read More
Oh come on. This is terrible. "Seniors at the Lilac Plaza Retirement Home in North Spokane sold recipe books to raise money to buy a Nintendo Wii," according to news station KXLY. How great is that? Old folks rolling up their sleeves to raise money to buy a video game console that’ll bring near-limitless joy to their otherwise mundane daily routine. → Read More
Senior citizens should either decide to go all out with electronics and learn how the VCR clock works or just abandon them altogether. But now, thanks to NTT DoCoMo, seniors won’t have to compromise giving up necessities like a cellphone in exchange for not having to learn. The Raku-Raku Phone is designed for elderly folks with hearing and vision problems. It comes with a “slow… → Read More