Living in the 21st century promises some incredible perks for seniors, which would make their golden years even more convenient. New gadgets and equipment are invented each day, and the technology behind them allows easy to use implementations. Smartphones are just the stepping-stone, as people are already working on the smart lenses, and its herald – the smartwatch – has already arrived. New vehicles have also seen the light of day, so the rollators and segways are surely a thing of the past. Complementing your new high-tech gadgets with a medical alert device is a surefire way to give them a shot without risking your safety.
Some people like to accuse seniors that their reduced skills at driving put both them and pedestrians at danger. Even worse, people with Alzheimer or forgetfulness may find themselves lost their way home. Still, depriving aging adults from their means of long-distance transportation would be an awful thing. That’s why Google X is working hard to succeed in mass producing the prototype of their driverless cars. These electronic vehicles are being run autonomously thanks to the “Chauffeur” software. The passengers can set their destination, and the car safely delivers them. This is an incredibly innovative way to make sure elders can go out shopping, or visit their family members without the need to worry about their safety.
In the past few months, the online media was overblown by sudden possibilities of Virtual Reality (or VR in short). This new multimedia technology comes in the form of a headset that covers your eyes upon wearing it. It perfectly replicates the sense of a full 3D environment, and it stimulates your senses because you feel you are capable of interacting with the world. The “VR feeling” can be achieved with games and movies. As for seniors, they could enjoy an enhanced experience when watching nature documentaries or talk shows in Virtual Reality. They would feel like they are partaking in the action, and aren’t just mere spectators.
The smartwatch is like a full computer minimalized to fit on your wrist. They are the new alternatives to smartphones, as both of them are able to run apps, play music or radio, and even initiate calls. In case your aging family member is already familiar with smartphones, or show tech-savvy skills, a smartwatch benefits them well. It’s a trendy accessory that compliments the emergency pendant really well. Plus, you could reach them no matter what, as they’ll definitely feel when their smartwatch is vibrating on their wrist, while a phone sunk into a pocket or bag could go unnoticed.
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