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34 High-Tech Elderly Innovations

From Senior-Targeted Smartphones to GPS-Equipped Walking Canes

— May 7, 2014 — Life-Stages
This list of elderly innovations will make any senior citizen's daily activities much easier. It can be hard for most senior citizens to live in today's technological world; they just surpassed the opportune time-frame to pick it up quickly. But when you live over 60 years without the use of a computer, GPS or a smartphone, it can be hard to adapt to them as easily as a child.

Companies are now having to find ways to include the senior demographic and come up with senior-friendly technologies. The STYLISTIC S01, for example, is an Android-powered smartphone that engineers designed with more simplistic features for senior usage. Similarly, walking canes are even being infused with technology; 'The Aid' cane includes a GPS screen and is capable of alerting nearby emergency services in case of an accident.
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Senior-Friendly Smartphone Shortcuts
Senior-Friendly Smartphone Shortcuts
Silverline Apps Take the Mystery Out of Future Phones
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Immobilizing Elderly Suits
Immobilizing Elderly Suits
El Tiempo's Age Simulation Suit Shows the Difficulty of Daily Tasks
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No-Hands Navigated Seats
No-Hands Navigated Seats
Elderly Patients are Granted Mobility with the Face-Controlled Wheelchair
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Eye Disease Simulation Apps
Eye Disease Simulation Apps
VisionSim Shows the World Through Impared Eyes
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Smartphone Compatible Hearing Aids
Smartphone Compatible Hearing Aids
These Smart Hearing Aids Will Help Users Stay Connected
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Closed Captioned Landlines
Closed Captioned Landlines
The Clarity Ensemble Phone Displays Real-Time Conversation Transcript
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Old Age Simulation Suits
Old Age Simulation Suits
This Suit is Designed to Simulate Physical Limitations That Come with Age
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Accurate Microphone Hearings Aids
Accurate Microphone Hearings Aids
The ‘Wear’ is an Effective Portable Hearing Assistant
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End-Of-Life Comfort Droids
End-Of-Life Comfort Droids
The Last Moment Robot Consoles Dying Patients
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Future-Forward Walking Sticks
Future-Forward Walking Sticks
The Isowalk is Ergonomic and Features Wireless Connectivity
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Dangling Disc Cellphones
Dangling Disc Cellphones
The Talk Mobile is a User-Friendly Phone for the Elderly
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One-Armed Helper Bots
One-Armed Helper Bots
The Human Support Robot Provides Added Assistance to the Disabled
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Senior Caregiving Gadgets
Senior Caregiving Gadgets
The Infographic Shares Practical Gadget Gift Ideas for Grandparents
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Robotic Walking Aids
Robotic Walking Aids
Toyota Health Robots Help the Eldery and the Incapacitated Move Easily
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Elderly Check-In Apps
Elderly Check-In Apps
POM4U Helps You Keep Tabs on Your Loved Ones
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Functional Walking Cane Furniture
Functional Walking Cane Furniture
These Pieces Combine the Old with the New in More Ways Than One
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Terrain-Sensing Wheelchairs
Terrain-Sensing Wheelchairs
Emmanuel Collins Uses Military Tech To Level The Playing Field
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Senior-Targeted Smartphones
Senior-Targeted Smartphones
This Fujitsu Smartphone is Providing Easier Access to Communication
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Inexpensive Hearing Aids
Inexpensive Hearing Aids
For-Profit Company 'Sound World Solutions' Offers an Alternative
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Senior Citizen Cellphones
Senior Citizen Cellphones
The Edd Phone by Anurag Sarda Brings Modern Communication to the Elderly
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Smartly Sensored Diapers
Smartly Sensored Diapers
The Smart Diaper Sends Wireless Alerts You When it Needs Changing
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Smart Shower Systems
Smart Shower Systems
The Aqua Station by David John is Designed to Help the Elderly and Obese
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GPS-Equipped Walking Canes
GPS-Equipped Walking Canes
This Device Comes with a Built-In Tracker to Help Ensure Elderly Safety
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Elderly Exercise Equipment
Elderly Exercise Equipment
Miriam Petersen Designs an Outdoor Gym for Retirees
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Reconfigurable Walking Canes
Reconfigurable Walking Canes
The Stick 1/2 Can Be Kept Retracted or Withdrawn to Make a Crutch
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Cloud-Connected Pill Containers
Cloud-Connected Pill Containers
The Easypill Lets Doctors Monitor Medication Regimens from Afar
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Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
The Defikopter is a GPS Location Tracking Defibrillator
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Wellness-Sharing Watches
Wellness-Sharing Watches
The Dusk Health Device Monitors Seniors' Signs and Sends Them to Family
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Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
The Sentry Scientific Walker is Turning Heads at CES 2014
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Senior-Targeted Laptops
Senior-Targeted Laptops
Ryan Klinger's Adaptive Computer is Made for Older Populations
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Alarming Pill Boxes
Alarming Pill Boxes
3Medis From Miguel Vaz Alerts Seniors When it's Time to Pop Pills
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Senior Strollers
Senior Strollers
Braun by Andre Monteiro Will Make Mobility Easier for the Elderly
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Electric Walking Frames
Electric Walking Frames
Murata Manufacturing Develops a Self-Balancing Walker for Seniors
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Hi-Tech Walking Sticks
Hi-Tech Walking Sticks
The Aid Cane is a Virtual Nurse for the Elderly and the Injured
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