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Love their cellphones. Why?

February 13, 2014

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Why are so many of my friends satisfied with their cellphones? They leave the cellphone at home. Or, forget to charge it. Still use a paper copy of essential phone numbers and are constantly asking me to find the last call they received. They watch at dinner while I ask Google the definition of a word […]

Seniors and mobile

February 8, 2014

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It’s no surprise that with such a concentration in cellphone ownership (61%), seniors don’t ordinarily use the internet.  Seniors haven’t been able, or maybe aren’t interested, in the internet and its many advantages for information savvy people. Cellphones present an almost insurmountable  set of problems for seniors wanting to watch a video, shop, access medical information, contact […]

Liberate your senses

August 26, 2013

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Check out the videos in this course description and think about how Google Glasses can and probably will replace our smartphone. Project Glass eyewear (Photo credit: robpegoraro) “The Google Glass liberates the user’s senses as Sergey Brin explains, allowing them to interact better with the real world and maximize their sensual experiences. It allows a […]

Change what you think about 911

August 1, 2013

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Was talking to Beth Gendler, Executive Director of the Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women.  We discussed their programs to stop domestic violence this morning. While we were talking, I thought , “Why wait for the victim to get to hospital and court?” Stop the act as quickly as possible, while or […]

Sensors monitor our health

July 28, 2013

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For the past few years as I helped people learn how to use mobile technology, I thought mobile would be useful for monitoring our health as we age. Last week I found out about the LivingWell@Home program. While, not a mobile technology, LivingWell@Home places technology where people want to live.  

Untested health apps

July 18, 2013

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How helpful can an untested health app be? It’s hit or miss. Should you buy one that doesn’t prove it is medically safe and accurate? No! Are mobile health apps useful? Don’t know. The medical profession can’t get a handle on them. Just because a techie can develop a way to make my smartphone or tablet […]

Tech for aging in place

June 29, 2013

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Is there one Consumer Reports-like resource that reviews and will help me figure out what is available that could be useful for an aging relative? Here’s an article that can help us find what we need. via Five Directories of Technology Products for Aging in Place | Aging In Place Technology Watch. Related articles Aging […]