Upgraded Assistance

A need for efficiency prompts high-tech methods of elderly support

Implications - With aging often resulting in a natural decline of physical functions, seniors are looking to more technologically efficient methods of assistance to make ailments less cumbersome. Aiming to enhance supportive devices such as walkers and canes with more efficiency, boomers are turning to high-tech adjustments to elevate the overall performance. This speaks to a desire to not just mimic regular function, but surpass it.
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Trekking Photographer Canes - The Trinity Two-in-One is a Multitasking Tool for the Artistic Hiker
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Warm 5,878 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 14
Trekking Photographer Canes
The Trinity Two-in-One is a Multitasking Tool for the Artistic Hiker
The designer of the Trinity two-in-one device recognizes that exploring nature and taking photographs don’t always go hand in hand. The fact of the matter is that when certain spectacular... [More]
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids - The Sentry Scientific Walker is Turning Heads at CES 2014
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Warm 9,453 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 14
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
The Sentry Scientific Walker is Turning Heads at CES 2014
Sentry Scientific brought a different kind of technological innovation to CES 2014 with the Sentry Scientific Walker. Instead of newfangled computers, TVs or phone apps, Sentry introduced a brand... [More]
Reconfigurable Walking Canes - The Stick 1/2 Can Be Kept Retracted or Withdrawn to Make a Crutch
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Mild 4,936 Clicks Pub: Dec 20, 13
Reconfigurable Walking Canes
The Stick 1/2 Can Be Kept Retracted or Withdrawn to Make a Crutch
The elderly population that suffers from some physical discomfort and disability may find that they’ll gradually accumulate a collection of assistive accessories. The Stick 1/2 is a clever... [More]
Light Up White Canes - Sign by Shruti Nivas Glows Green or Red Depending on Actions
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Mild 3,411 Clicks Pub: Apr 9, 14
Light Up White Canes
Sign by Shruti Nivas Glows Green or Red Depending on Actions
Sign by Shruti Nivas, an industrial designer based in Pune, India, is an updated version of the classic white cane used by the visually impaired. It essentially acts like a mobile traffic light.... [More]
Hi-Tech White Canes - The Eye Stick by Kim Tae-Jin Uses Ultrasonic Sensors
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Mild 1,966 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 13
Hi-Tech White Canes
The Eye Stick by Kim Tae-Jin Uses Ultrasonic Sensors
The Eye Stick does more than simply keep the visually impaired out of harm’s way. It boasts some hi-tech touches to ensure that they can maneuver around public spaces as though they have some... [More]
GPS-Equipped Walking Canes - This Device Comes with a Built-In Tracker to Help Ensure Elderly Safety
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Untested 4,655 Clicks Pub: Apr 18, 13
GPS-Equipped Walking Canes
This Device Comes with a Built-In Tracker to Help Ensure Elderly Safety
It sure feels like anything that can have a GPS equipped into it these days, and apparently walking canes are no exception. The walking canes with the built-in GPS have been dubbed ‘The Aid&#... [More]