Technology

TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Learning to Age Well from Podcasts
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Older adults have access to a new medium for information and directed activities to help them age well: podcasts. Podcasts that help older adults age…

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A Clean Bill of Health: Research Reveals How to Improve Hand Hygiene among Older Adults
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In a study that earned a 2018 silver  Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award,  researchers attempted to discover a simple approach to a serious problem:…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Travel with Virtual Reality
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A recent trend among older adults is taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip. . . virtually. Several recent articles note the increased use of virtual reality goggles…

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TRENDING NOW: Voice-Controlled Technologies in Senior Living
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As new voice recognition technologies emerge and the prices come down, this technology is receiving increased attention from the aging services industry. Voice-controlled technology holds…

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Changing Perspectives: Thoughts on Expanding How We View Technology & Aging
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A recent article suggests the need to expand the ways that researchers, policy makers, technology designers, and other stakeholders perceive the relationship between technology and…

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TRENDING NOW: Japan Uses Robots to Bridge Employee Shortage in Eldercare
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A recent article in The New York Times explored the news of Japan implementing worker-robots in Tokyo’s Shin-Tomi nursing home. Although this may be surprising…

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Exercising with Xbox: Exploring New Ways for Older Adults to Work Out
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Exercising with video games may be a fun and effective alternative to conventional exercise programs. In a recent study, investigators tested the effectiveness of Xbox…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology and Older Adults’ Independence
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In January 2018, the start-up company Voyage announced that it’s testing a self-driving taxi service inside The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in Florida.  A…

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Text Me L8R: Older Adults’ Technology Use & Social Engagement by Gender
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Researchers used data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study to investigate patterns of technology use by older adults and how they’re related to…

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Exploring How Older Adults Learn New Technology
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The so-called “digital divide” has been an area of focus for many researchers hoping to develop strategies to increase literacy in technology use (among older…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Learning to Code
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Coding is often thought of as a career path for young people. Some may think older adults would have difficulty learning this skill. However, it…

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Hitting “Refresh” on Technology & Older Adults’ Independence
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In 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology issued the report Independence, Technology and Connection in Older Age. A recent paper took…

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