What are some technologies that can help during old age?
Today, seniors can benefit from a dazzling array of new technologies and gadgets that can help them gain self-confidence by making them more independent, improving their physical, mental, and social status. It has also enabled caring families invest in these technologies instead of moving their loved ones to a nursing home in their mature days.
Voice activation, sensors, GPS, cellular connectivity, and Bluetooth are just a few fundamental features that most smartphones have. Many smartphone monitoring apps help seniors and their close families gain a closer perspective on their status. For example, multiple sophisticated apps help seniors monitor their Alzheimer’s wandering.
Mobile phone manufacturers have implemented PERS (personal emergency response systems) in many models so that people could have a better and more reliable way of staying in touch with their senior loved ones with the help of GPS location tracking.
MedMinder is a digital dispenser that looks similar to the regular seven-day models out there, but it’s smarter and helps seniors take their medication at the right time, with the right amount. Skipping medication doses or taking too many tablets can have dire health consequences, with many cases resulting in getting checked into the hospital.
MedMinder works because the caregiver fills the medicine tray before putting it into the device and remotely programs the dispensing schedule online by logging into the device’s system.
Whenever it’s time to take their medication, the dispenser flashes before beeping if more time than normal has passed and the loved one has not yet taken their medication. If time passes and the loved one doesn’t take the medication, the MedMinder plays a prerecorded customized voice message.
Families should record the voice of someone that the senior holds dear in a calm and generous tone so that their loved one does not feel hurried. If your loved one still doesn’t respond to take their medications, they get a call, and a family member receives an email, a call, or a text.
Several technologies can assist the elderly and promote aging in place, including remote sensors, connected scales, remote glucose monitoring, and blood pressure cuffs. Additionally, some apps can track medication compliance, perform voice commands, and conduct predictive analytics. Medical Devices and Equipment have been helping seniors for years now. Walkers, wheelchair, Digital BP machine, Diabetes self-check kit, etc.
Medical Apps are also on the top shelf. Although not used widely, many medical apps are being developed for multiple uses, from saving medical records and sharing them with a doctor to online teleconsultation with doctors across the globe. The elderly can use these to get a quick opinion on more straightforward health issues.
Medtech’s advance has led to easy and accurate medical diagnosis in the diagnosis and treatment department, making the patient experience hassle-free and convenient. E.g. robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgeries reduce complications, enable quick recovery and improve postoperative outcomes.
Oh! I love intuition robotics. Not sure if you’ve heard of it. Using cognitive artificial intelligence, this application helps seniors keep in touch with family and friends, maintain healthy habits — including reminders to take medication — and stay connected to the outside world.
Older adults can benefit significantly from technological advancements. They can be in touch and connected to their loved ones! Also, applications can keep tabs on their overall health. They can even get in touch with a doctor on the internet.
Plus, when their physical body is weak, they will find it much easier to use automated technology! They can do their shopping and have their purchases delivered right to their door! Advances in technology are a wonderful thing!