Browsing All posts tagged under »Aging in place«

Seniors and mobile

February 8, 2014


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 […]

Gifts for seniors

November 2, 2013


Last year this time I was asked to make a presentation for senors at a community center about electronic gift suggestions for seniors.  So this year I thought I’d put something on my blog along those lines.   Surely someone organize gifts to give to seniors. I’ll check with them.  In the Twin Cities (Minnesota) […]

Change what you think about 911

August 1, 2013


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 […]

Transforming healthcare

July 21, 2013


Here’s some quotes from a US News article about our need to be the driving force behind getting all the information we need to help manage our health care. “Consumers must provide the impetus for new medicine – a new medicine that is no longer paternalistic, since the doctor does not necessarily know best anymore.” […]

Personalized smart phones

December 2, 2012


Laurie Orlov said after, “Two full days and a total of 200 setting choices for just 3 screens with 16 icons each, I am overwhelmed and reduced to a state of anxiety and blathering — widget? App?” I’ve seen dozens of examples, where this would have happened if the student had of had Orlov’s tenacity, or mine. […]

Correcting gait problems

November 30, 2012


People who have received an artificial leg, or had a hip replacement, or who are recovering from a broken leg all want to avoid one thing – developing a limp. Limps not only limit your mobility, they increase your risk of falling. via Smart insole designed to correct gait problems.

iPhone may run your house soon

August 1, 2012


If goes as planned iDevice will control Apple TV.  It may soon control cable programming and video game play via a video game controller. Apple sees iDevice as a control for cameras, projectors, security systems, lawn sprinkler systems, your thermostat, garage door. via Apple Further Details iPhone-NFC Apps for TV, Games & More – Patently […]