Tech & Innovation

Problem Solving Gadgets That Every Senior Citizen Should Know About

    These days it’s hard to keep track of all the new-age inventions and modern technologies that keep coming out of the woodwork. While some of these innovative discoveries are simply another headache not worth pursuing, there are plenty of amazing modern inventions that can actually make your life a lot easier.

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    Some of these products were even invented especially with senior citizens in mind. These practical, easy to use inventions are a perfect solution for aging adults who want to maintain their independence and continue living a happy, stress-free lifestyle.

    Virtual Doctors

    Nothing is worse than spending time, money and energy on commuting to your doctor’s office only to be told that all you need is some rest. Now you can avoid the hassle and easily communicate with a trained physician from the comfort of your own home.

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    Telehealth technology makes managing your health as convenient as possible. With this invention you can speak directly with your doctor via any web-enabled device. The “tele-doctor” can then offer advice, provide a prescription or make any further recommendations.

    Voice and Motion Control Appliances

    Mobility is one of the biggest issues that we face as we get older. Small tasks such as getting up to turn on the lights or find the remote become harder and harder with the years. So why not let your legs rest easy as much as possible? One way of doing this is by installing smart devices in your home. With technologies such as motion-controlled smart lights, you can avoid unnecessary dangers in your home.

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    Instead of walking around in the dark searching for the switch, you can turn on your light with a voice command or by simply getting out of bed. The lights can even be programmed to work in specific rooms such as the restroom or kitchen. Smart lights can also adjust their settings to increase melatonin production and help you get a better night sleep.

    Smart Home Devices

    A smart speaker is extremely useful for seniors who are living alone. These helpful devices offer helpful features that will remind you to take your medication, help keep track of to-do lists, and easily manage your appointments. There are even devices that can detect a fall and alert an emergency contact. The smart home devices not only help with everyday tasks and unexpected emergency situations, but they can also help combat loneliness.

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    With voice command phone calls and messages, you can better keep in touch with your loved ones. Your friends and family aren’t available? Not to worry, the at-home smart device can also read audiobooks, play music or keep you in the know with the latest news.

    Medication Managers

    Managing your medication is crucial for many seniors. Luckily, there are now ways to make even this everyday task easier and less risky. Whether you need a reminder to take your pills, need help keeping track of which pill to take when, or need assistance controlling dosage, there are devices to solve all these problems.

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    There are even devices that can do all of the above and as an added bonus, will dispense the pill you need, at the time you need it, according to your prescribed schedule. Never miss a pill again and avoid the dangers of taking the wrong medication or accidentally taking too many pills.