Tech Savvy Seniors

The rise, and embrace, of old-age-friendly technologies

Implications - In the earlier part of the decade, seniors seemed resistant to trying new technologies, but as they began to realize the communication potential, their interests peaked. Older citizens are expressing a fervent desire to connect with their friends and family and are seeking technology that simplifies the process.
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Hire a Granny - NetGranny Knits You Custom Socks
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Warm 11,103 Clicks Pub: Dec 19, 07
Hire a Granny
NetGranny Knits You Custom Socks
I have just discovered Swiss-based Netgranny, the brainchild of the designers Tarzan, and I love it. In brief, Netgranny allows you to choose your favourite sock pattern and then hire a granny to knit… [More]
Cell Phones for Seniors 2 - Easy Mobile Calling
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Average 22,010 Clicks Pub: May 15, 08
Cell Phones for Seniors 2
Easy Mobile Calling
The EMC (easy mobile calling) phone by designer Matthias Pinkert is targeted at growing baby boomer demographic. As they age, designers are trying to come up with products and designs to keep them up to… [More]
iPod Case For Old Ladies - Grannytunes
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Average 5,436 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 08
iPod Case For Old Ladies
Grannytunes
Granny tunes clears the chasm between youthful geek fetishism over the iPod digital audio player, and the antique flavors of an 80 year old woman. The tassel makes this design a must have. The concept… [More]
For Senior Citizen Baby Boomers - Nokia 'Health Guard'
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Untested 8,261 Clicks Pub: Feb 15, 08
For Senior Citizen Baby Boomers
Nokia 'Health Guard'
As older people are prone to forgetting their medicine and keeping track of what they should and should not eat, Marcela Kawka and Izabela Cichecka have created the “Health Guard” concept for NOKIA.… [More]
Cell Phones for Seniors - ClarityLife
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Mild 5,596 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 08
Cell Phones for Seniors
ClarityLife
It's a geezer phone! Clarity, a company that makes stuff so older people can communicate better, introduced the ClarityLife, a new easier to use cell phone. It's a simple phone with a large display and… [More]
Computers for Boomers - Microsoft Senior PC + Ad-Funded PCs
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Mild 3,885 Clicks Pub: May 1, 08
Computers for Boomers
Microsoft Senior PC + Ad-Funded PCs
Microsoft UK unveiled plans for a "Senior PC" at the recent Digital Inclusion conference in London. The machine, which Microsoft is developing in partnership with charities Age Concern and Help the Aged,… [More]
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