Although new technologies mostly are used by younger people, there are some great tools in the market, which are perfect for use of elderly people. They can help in all kind of everyday tasks and make them easier, safer and also makes it possible to keep in touch with others. Every senior who doesn’t feel so sure about his abilities or pretty much anyone else could use a help from these new technologies.
Self-driving cars could be useful for older people who are not feeling safe about their driving skills and health anymore. As we know the reaction time and also memory gets slower and weaker within time, but those are skills that are needed for each and every driver. Although actual self-driving cars are still in the testing period and haven’t been actually released yet, there are very advanced self-driving technologies used in today’s cars as well. They don’t make it possible to drive all the way without doing anything at all, but they won’t let the driver crash into another car, will help to park and do other more complicated tasks.
Nurse robots also can be very helpful. Unfortunately, also these robots are still in the testing stage, but soon they will be released in Greece, England, and Poland. These robots won’t be able to actually cure the patient, but it will have enough artificial intelligence to remained the senior about his health care program and also send some news about the health status to the family and health care providers. This gadget might ensure a lot longer life to many seniors.
Smart home systems and all the other gadgets can also be useful to seniors. Although they are useful for everyone, seniors are the most endangered group of people who could use some help. Everything, starting from smart smoke detectors, until smart keys and various alarms. Seniors could be able to control the house in an emergency situation via smartphone. He would be able to see if there are unauthorized persons at the house or other threats and call relevant departments.
Also, computers could make the life of seniors a lot easier and cheerful, but most of the seniors refuse to use them because they think computers are too complicated. It is true. Computers really provide many functions that are not always needed and only makes it complicated for usage of seniors. Thankfully, there is a special computer for seniors made. It is called Telikin. It is a touchscreen tablet that allows video calls, file sharing options, sending e-mails and other simple functions. It is easy to set it up and use.
And the last innovation for seniors is fitness trackers. Although they are mostly designed for younger people and they are also actual users of them, seniors are those who really need reminder ad motivator for physical activities. It is important to stay active after retirement, because usually then seniors choose to stay at home all the time. Fitness trackers could really help to make some difference and improve seniors’ health.
There are many technologies seniors could find very helpful. They are not that complicated, but could actually improve the quality of their life. These new technologies give seniors a chance to live more independent, healthier and even longer life.