Technology for Caregiving - we review the Apple Watch Series 4

Aiding Caregiving Technology that benefits caregiving; the Apple Watch series 4 is a good example of technology for good. The explosion in smart devices—phones, watches, fitness gadgets and the like—has unleashed a wave of apps designed…

Family Caregivers are cued into technology

39% of U.S. adults are caregivers and many navigate health care with the help of technology Four in ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010. Caring for a loved one is…
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Using Amazon Echo or Google Home for Caregiving

Caregiving can be a challenge, but with smart voice assistants like Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can make caregiving fun. If you’re an Amazon Echo or Google Homeowner, you may only ask your device for the weather or to play music. That’s…

Caregiving; when seniors soon outnumber children

The population of the United States is not as young as it used to be, and the year 2035 represents a major demographic turning point. According to a 2018 U.S. Census Bureau report, in 2035 “there will be 78.0 million people 65 years…
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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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7 Things Every Homeowner Needs in a Smart Home Today

Manufacturers of do-it-yourself “smart” devices often claim that having a smart home is as simple connecting a few gadgets like light bulbs and electronic door locks. But as any custom install pro will tell you, smart homes aren’t…
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Internet, Modem, Router…what’s the difference?

We’ve all heard about the terms modem, router and internet, but unless you’re very tech savvy, you might find it hard sometimes to differentiate between those. And yet, they are the main components to any smart home network. Did you…
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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…