Technology Trends

U. Pitt, HERL develop waterproof, battery-free wheelchair

Look, Gramma—no batteries! This new wheelchair operates using pressurized air instead of heavy batteries and electronics and recharges in just 10 minutes.

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LifeAssist joins trial for medication management, care coordination

The company's technology has been selected to participate in a Canadian project to study medication compliance and care coordination in home-based and long-term care patients.

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Virtual reality day-tripping

A Dallas startup has created a virtual reality system that can take residents to 1950s London for lunch, plus a library full of other destinations.

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Going places

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market.

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Telehealth: The future of senior living

As the world gets more connected and the silver tsunami rises, technology can help senior living providers care for residents while helping them maintain their independence. 

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Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

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Google Street View takes dementia on the road

One of Google’s most popular apps is being used to take people with dementia on a special bike ride down memory lane.

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A new reality

Virtual reality technology gives seniors life beyond four walls.

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Innovation center for aging opens in Kentucky

A new innovation focused on enhancing quality of life for seniors will open its doors in Louisville, Kentucky, the world's largest hub for aging care. 

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Wherefore, wearables?

Wearable technology developers have been trying to figure out the senior market for years. Are they finally beginning to crack the clinical potential? 

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