With the rate of technology development and adoption in the world today, the rise of many technological innovations and new products has made our lives a lot easier. From wearables to smart technology that tracks location or offers companionship, using sophisticated tools may help to make life easier for older adults. They might be resistant to adopting new technology or trying new products, but when they tangibly observe the benefits that these tools can bring to convenience, ease of movement, or personalized information, they just might change their mind! Read on as we share about the three sophisticated tools that can help to make life easier for you or your loved ones.
Voice Controlled Appliances
The first tool is that of voice-controlled appliances such as Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, or Apple’s Siri. These virtual assistants exist on both your phone and a wired device, and they can be controlled with just your voice. With a voice-controlled appliance, ask a question, set a reminder, schedule an alarm by activating the device and let it do the work!
Voice-controlled appliances can make the lives of older adults easier by making it extremely convenient to complete tasks, receive personalized reminders, or receive help when necessary. For example, with the Google Home device (or on your phone), you can easily turn off ‘smart’ devices in your home. Turn off the lights, lock the front door, or adjust the thermostat with just your voice. Alternatively, use Siri to call your loved ones in a case of emergency, or set scheduled reminders to take your medication.
The second tool you can consider using is wearable technology like watches. VitalTech is an example of a smartwatch that aims to aid health and wellness through the monitoring of falls, the tracking of vitals like heart rate, oxygen saturation, sleep quality, and physical activity. It also helps older adults by reminding them to take their medication. You could also consider wearables such as the Fitbit, Apple Watch, or the MobileHelp Smart to elevate your standard of living.
Mobile Fitness Applications
The last tool that could help make the lives of older adults easier is that of fitness apps that encourage and make exercise readily available and easily accessible. One example is the free app – Pocket Physio. It provides advice on workouts to keep yourself healthy. There are multiple mobile applications for fitness to download and explore. Why stick to one?
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