Technology

Stroke Survivors & Blood Pressure: Consistency Is Key
, Aging & Wellness, Technology

Although lowering blood pressure after a stroke has been known to reduce the risk for another stroke, a heart attack, and other vascular events, the…

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Under the Sheets: A New Noninvasive Sleep-Monitoring System
, Technology

Approximately a third of the population suffers from difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, poor quality of sleep, and a variety of sleep-related breathing problems. For…

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Impact of Assistive Technologies on Personal Assistance Hours
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Assistive technologies that help individuals with disabilities compensate for their impairments can potentially serve as either substitutes or complements for human personal assistance. If assistive…

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New Technology for Pill Organizers Allows Wireless Remote Monitoring of Older Adults’ Medication Compliance
, Technology

For older adults taking medication, compliance with a physician’s recommended schedule for taking medicine is important for the drugs to succeed and to avoid complications.…

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Home Monitoring Systems Being Developed for Fall Detection & Assessment of Fall Risk
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Researchers at the University of Missouri are working to develop and evaluate a mountable in-home system that can detect falls, as well as measure changes…

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Can a Virtual “Health Coach” Increase Physical Activity among Older Adults?
, Technology

In the United States and many other parts of the world, all age groups show levels of physical activity below that which is medically recommended.…

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Family Caregivers Look toward Technology for Information & Support
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With burgeoning numbers of family members caring for older adults, many are seeking resources and support through various technologies. Pew Research Center published results of…

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Can Shock-Absorbent Floors Reduce the Harm of Falls?
, Technology

Falls have a significant health and financial burden in care settings. Researchers and designers have become interested in installing shock-resistant flooring in hospitals, nursing homes,…

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Sensors for Falls Reduction: Technical Advances Needed
, Technology

Falls are a prevalent and significant health problem among older adults, and there is a particular need for ways to reduce the number of falls…

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Video Game–Based Physical Activity Can Help Manage Falls Risk
, Technology

Leg strength and balance are important factors in falls risk. A randomized controlled trial examined the effect of video game–based physical training on balance and…

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Future Technologies Will Enable “Connected Aging”
, Technology

A recent brief from the Center for Technology and Aging argues that new mobile devices and Internet-based resources will become increasingly usable, practical, and affordable,…

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What Will Consumers Pay for Technology to Enhance Independence?
, Technology

The growth of the older adult population and the rising costs of providing care have led to great interest in the development of new assistive…

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