For Seniors or Elderly

The Reading Finger Gives Barcode Information A Voice For Visually Impaired

It's so great to find innovations for disabled people on design websites, rather than buried in disability association files.  "Design" says the world is paying attention to disability needs, and it cares that the latest technologies are employed in the tools and that they look pretty cool too.  The Finger Reader is at least the second design for blind and visually impaired persons by Hansub Lee and it's a great accessibility creation for finding exactly what you want while shopping.

 

Japanese Robot Surfs the Web, Pour Drinks, Asks Whereabouts of Sarah Connor

A new robot developed by researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology can learn on its own, browse the Internet, and even pour drinks. "Bartender, I'll have a double shot of 10W30, shaken not stirred!"

Robotic Therapy Seal Comforts Japanese Earthquake Survivors

Paro, the therapeutic robot seal designed to soothe anxiety and relieve stress in the fashion of a living therapy dog, has been drafted for a new mission: comforting victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

Pets Age With Dignity And Plenty Of Technology In Japan

Voluntary euthanasia is legal in Japan and surveys have shown that the majority of Japanese people support it, especially in terminal cases.  But the focus and originality of assistive treatments and therapy available for aged cats and dogs in Japan suggest that Japanese pet owners do not readily accept euthanasia for their furry family members.

 


Superman's Cane Is Here In The Form Of 'The Aid'

If Superman were ever permitted to have major surgery or to get old (heavens forbid), he would definitely own The Aid, by Lithuanian designer Egle Ugintaite.  The neatest part about this walking cane is that it looks super futuristic, but it is achievable.  The Aid recently won Fujitsu's grand prize design award for 2011, themed  "A Life With Future Computing," designs for 2020.

Anti-Aging Supplement from Squid Skin Helps Health, Reduces Waste

Squid skin, formerly disposed of as a waste product, has a lot to offer an aging population prone to degenerative diseases. Taiwan's Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) has found that processed squid skin supplements can slow down the aging process, lower blood pressure, improve learning and reduce age-related memory loss.

Cancer Drug Shows Promise For Inherited Form Of Dementia

Scientists from the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the drug SAHA shows promise as a potential therapy for familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  As yet, there is no treatment for the neurological disease, the second most common non-elderly dementia.

 

'Muscle Milk' For Baby Boomers: Ensure Muscle Health

Are you perpetually just a few days away from beginning a new diet and exercise routine? Curiously, the goal keeps moving forward on the calendar, doesn't it?  Ensure, the nutritional supplement company, has a special 'muscle milk' drink that might give you a strong push towards actually achieving your fitness goals....

Great Mother's Day Gift For Grandma: Photo-Top Tray Table

I'm giving you a head start this Mother's Day with an early idea for a Grandma gift, because the 'Photo Frame Table' doesn't come with your pictures.  You will have to collect or create photos that fit in the frames; that's why you should get started now.

 


Hot Pants: Wear Them And Get Hot!

Low waist, high leg?  Not.  But hot?  Oh yes, very hot!  Would you believe 167° Fahrenheit?

Tai Chi Moves Improve Moods, Fight Depression In Elderly

A team of researchers at the Univerity of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have, for the first time, scientifically demonstrated the benefits of Tai chi in the management of late-life depression.

Fatigue Preventing Sunglasses Don't Need A Prescription

Did you know that our eye color fades as we age?  Well, it does, and that's another dirty trick nature pulls on us. But more, or just as, important as our dimming eye color, the same pigment reduces its eye protection features.  Here's a pair of sunglasses which can't restore the protection, but can substitute the protection, and you can get them without even having a prescription.

 

Love Card Helps The Elderly Find The Food They're Looking For

It sounds like something used on an Internet dating site, but the Love Card is in fact a concept design from Shen Ming intended to help those who can't see so well still get a great buy in the grocery store.

Tazer Toy A Shockingly Bad Idea - Gee, Who'd Have Thought?

In what has to be one of the most colossally stupid marketing moves ever made, a company is now producing "toy" tazers that not only resemble the real thing, but give out real shocks. Yeah, this is going to end well.

Get Ready For A Real Lifestyle Change: Panasonic's Real Pro Ultra Luxury Massage Chair

Have you ever had hot stone therapy and Shiatsu massage at the same time? Have you ever had both of them all over your body at the same time?  Customized?