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Targeting The Untapped Market Of Wearables For Elder Care

Oct 21, 2016 ... Today's 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age- but they should. Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America's population is 65 or older today, that slice will ...


Virtual Reality Treadmills Help Prevent Falls In Elderly

Aug 19, 2016 ... Adding a virtual reality obstacle course to treadmill workouts may help prevent more falls among vulnerable adults than using a treadmill on its own, a small study suggests. Researchers asked about 300 adults aged 60 to 90 who had already experienced at l ...


These Wearables Gamify Rehab After A Stroke

Jun 27, 2016 ... Wearable devices that link to smartphones could make the repetitive rehab exercises after a stroke a little less tedious. Read More at Futurity ...


5 Ways Wearables Will Transform The Lives Of The Elderly

May 31, 2016 ... Most of us think of wearables in terms of smartwatches and fitness trackers, gadgets that can help us be fitter and more efficient. But for some people, they're far more important than that- these wearables are the difference between dependency and f ...


Richer, Sicker Seniors To Drive Medical Wearables Growth

May 13, 2016 ... The medical wearable devices market is expected to grow over 16% by 2023 thanks to seniors with more money to spend on technology to ease their chronic pain and diabetes. Read More at Read/Write ...


WatchRX Is Making A Super-Simple Smart Watch To Care For Aging Parents

Mar 8, 2016 ... Jayanthi Narasimhan used to call her parents, who are both in their 80s and living in India, every day to check in for at least 10-15 minutes a day. One of the main reasons is to remind her mom to take her blood pressure medication. Read More at The Busin ...


GreatCall Combines Activity Tracker, Emergency Alerting

Jan 15, 2016 ... Cellular MVNO GreatCall, which targets cellphones and medical-alert devices to the elderly and growing baby-boomer populations, is expanding its wearable-device selection. The company, which markets such phones as the Jitterbug5, plans springtime availabi ...


These Wearables Are Designed To Help People With Alzheimer's

Aug 20, 2015 ... This week, Toshiba announced it is entering the wearable market with a bracelet aimed at helping caretakers of elders suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. But, while it’s still  too early to deem itself successful, Toshiba joins a few other co ...


Toshiba's New Wearables Take Aim At Senior Needs

Aug 18, 2015 ... Toshiba is targeting seniors with the release of two wristbands designed specifically to connect them with their caregivers. See the full story on mHealthNews. ...


AARP Study Sees Promise In Wearables For Senior Health

Jul 14, 2015 ... Washington-- A study by senior advocacy group AARP reveals that the over-50 demographic found wearable activity and sleep trackers effective in encouraging better health habits, but many found the devices lacking in ease of use. The results of a study, do ...