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How smart tech is helping people with dementia

More than 50 million people are estimated to be suffering from dementia globally, while there is substantial investment being made in biomedical research, there is increasing interest in the area of how to manage dementia behaviors in the…
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How to Protect Deadly Older Adult Falls

The rate of deaths after falls is rising for people over 75, a new study shows. But falls are avoidable for most seniors. We have some tips. As the population ages, the number of older Americans who died following a fall is rising. A…
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The Next Big Thing in Aging In Place

Your end-of-life caregiver may be a robot — why that might not be such a bad thing! For 40 years, Victoria and Kelly have lived in their suburban home. The house is where they’ve collected a lifetime of memories. Every square foot of…
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Technology helps seniors live independently

Technology helps seniors live independently and can help bridge social inequity in society. May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area, in particular, threatens…
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Senior Tech in the U.S. is on the rise

According to the Pew Research Center, technology adoption of Americans aged 65 and older is on the rise. As of 2018, 66 percent of U.S. seniors used the internet, up from just 14 percent in 2000. As the following chart illustrates, older…
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Technology Solutions for Senior Care

I was delighted to deliver a presentation on technology solutions for senior care to the UCSD Rady's School of Management, and am happy to share with you this presentation.  
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Amazon Alexa empowering seniors to stay healthy!

Dr. on call Too busy to call your doctor's office? Well now you can simply shout at Alexa from the comfort of your couch for slightly similar results. Echo owners are able to hear physician-reviewed answers to questions about certain medical…
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Doctors can now call Uber for patients, ditching taxi vouchers

The ride-hailing company Thursday announced the launch of Uber Health, a desktop platform for healthcare providers that allows doctors to provide rides for patients who might otherwise miss their appointments because they can't get to them. Uber…
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Microsoft’s new Soundscape iOS app is designed to help the visually impaired navigate cities

  Microsoft has a new app out today called Soundscape that uses 3D audio technology to help map out landmarks and points of interest through audio cues. Soundscape empowers more people to explore the world around them through…
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Exciting Times for Telehealth

2017 brought some exciting developments in the telehealth space. 2016's 21st Century Cures Act has helped to streamline regulations around the adoption of digital health technologies, and in response the FDA has established a new digital…