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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…
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3 Easy Home Security Upgrades for Older Adults

Outdated technology and unreliable hardware have made some traditional home security setups tough to live with, especially for older adults. Inconvenient wall-mounted control panels can be difficult to access in a hurry if you have limited…
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How the Internet of Things will enable seniors to stay in their homes longer

Ninety percent of adults over the age of 65 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age. Livability can be optimized through the incorporation of universal design principles. One-third of American households…
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Studies Reveal Adopting Online Technology Links to Better Health Situations for Seniors

Learning, embracing and adopting a new technology is, for some seniors, an extremely daunting task. But logging onto Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts or perusing the internet can provide seniors with worthwhile health benefits.…
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How I got my grandmother hooked to Audible

First, Evelyn Moore tried to read books with a magnifying glass. Then, she turned to a tablet to make the words on her e-books larger. Eventually, she couldn't even see that. The 95-year-old was losing her sight, and with it, one of her…