Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nana Technology

I am not quite sure whether to be appalled or amused by the term 'Nana Technology'. A bit of both, I think. But I spotted it on the internet trawling for some technological news for the elderly, and knowing internet, in two months everybody is going to use it. The site to blame is:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/graphics/nana_tech/flash.htm

Worth having a look for a nice overview of new technological gimmicks to help with mobility and cognitive difficulties. Uses flash, so you have to watch it on a computer, not on an iPad.

Some other interesting gimmicks include:
- a stove sensor to prevent unattended cooking fires
- an automated medication alarm and dispenser
- motion sensor system that detects changes in routine and alerts caregivers

Some of these technologies may not yet be available in Australia, but it is always interesting to see what is coming next.

Cheers,

Izabela

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