Technology

Gerotechnology: Shifts in the Study of Aging & Technology
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A recent review of several articles outlines the emergence of the field of gerotechnology— an interdisciplinary field that examines the relationships between older adults and…

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Preparing for the Future: Technology & Long-Term Care Services
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The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) recently released a new report featuring 19 aging service organizations that are pioneering new programs, products, and…

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Falls Reduction & Balance Issues: Wii™ Shows Promise To Help Older Adults Post-Limb Loss
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The number of Americans experiencing limb loss is expected to increase from 1.7 million to 3.6 million by 2050, due in large part to the…

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Unobtrusive, In-home Walking Assessment Will Benefit Research & Users’ Health
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Previously in aging in action, we discussed a new in-home sensor monitoring system designed to detect patterns in the physical activity of community-dwelling older adults.…

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Improving Online Health Literacy
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With the amount of available web-based health information and the increasing demands on individuals to make their own health care decisions, online health literacy is…

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Is Motion Sensor Monitoring Appropriate for You or Your Loved One?
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Home monitoring technologies have existed at least since the 1990s as a way of helping at-risk older adults age in place. The first such technologies…

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Hearing Aids: Who’s Using Them?
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Multiple studies have shown that hearing loss has a variety of negative effects. Hearing impairment contributes to a range of social and functional limitations, and…

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The Choice to Adopt Monitoring Technology
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To support the health and independence of older adults, scientists and engineers have recently developed some new and promising technologies, including in-home systems that remotely…

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New Technology for Ongoing In-Home Health Assessment
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Researchers and practitioners in the field of aging must be able to detect individual change in health status over time. Current methodology in the study…

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Does Internet Use Affect Offline Social Networks of Users Age 50 and Up?
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With the proportion of older adults using the internet increasing every year, researchers have begun to examine how the internet affects various aspects of their…

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