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Technology and Health

We have seen technology transform how we live over the course of our lifetimes.  Many of us remember the walkie-talkies of World War II.  Today we can carry a cellphone in our pocket and be reached anywhere in the world at any time and for a relatively low cost.

Technology has been slow to come to the healthcare industry and particularly to the assistance of older people.  Most of the advances that help seniors are adaptations of general consumer devices or processes.  Smartphones caught on first with young people but they are valuable for older people as well, not least because they include location software so that help can respond to where a person who calls for assistance is when they are stricken.  The Amazon Echo (and it's sibling, the Amazon Dot) is a recently introduced device that promises much help for seniors, particularly for those who are vision impaired.

But not everyone welcomes technology.  Change can be daunting.  There is comfort in having human interaction whether it's with a teller in a bank or a caregiver in assisted living.

Still, technology offers advantages.  Once programmed properly technical response devices are more vigilant and less prone to error or distraction than are humans doing mindless tasks. Below are links to promising purveyors of devices that may help you to live more safely, comfortably, and with fewer worries.

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Grand Care Systems BeClose Caregiving Technology
Technological Vision On Site Rx Medication Dispensing and Management Unit
Stanley Healthcare Amazon Echo

 

 

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