December 2016

posted 12.09.2016
A Smart Approach: Tech Design that Keeps Older End Users in Mind By Amy Andonian Seventy-four year old Doris prides herself on keeping in touch with her teenage granddaughter across the country through texting, but some days, when her fingers are too stiff with arthritis to type, Doris says she…
posted 12.09.2016
By David Lindeman It’s no longer unusual to hear about a new tech company or application being promoted to benefit older adults, whether in robotics, virtual reality or sensors; a breakthrough in assis­tive technologies; a new mobile app; or a simple improvement in smart cell phone technology. As…
posted 12.06.2016
By Zhenmei Zhang Severe cognitive impairment is a devastating disease for patients, their families and society. Estimates of dementia care (direct costs and informal care) for 2009 were as high as $133 billion in the United States, according to Wimo, Winblad and Jönsson in Alzheimer’s &…