Technology

Influences on Users’ Ability to Navigate Medicare.gov
, Technology

As the health care industry in the US increasingly expects individuals to manage their own health, there is a need for health management tools that…

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Supportive Home Technology for Individuals with Cognitive Decline
, Technology

Technology for aging-in-place has been a popular area for research in recent years, particularly in the areas of assistive and monitoring technology. A recent article…

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Can Accelerometers Detect Real-World Falls?
, Technology

Falls are a major source of disability, morbidity, and mortality. Recent in-home technology advancements—such as new sensor and accelerometer technology—are promising areas for falls reduction…

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Nintendo® Wii™ for Balance & Mobility Testing: Strengths & Limitations
, Technology

Research trials and case reports have suggested that the Nintendo Wii video game system might be a useful falls reduction tool. The WiiFit™ has games…

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Web Training Programs Show Lasting Benefits
, Technology

Computer and internet skills are becoming ever more important as agencies and businesses move information and services online. Older adults are increasingly likely to use…

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Does Evidence Support the Use of Personal Emergency Response Services?
, Technology

Some reports suggest that the use of personal emergency response services (PERS) has been beneficial to older adults. In an emergency, the user activates an…

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The Potential of Telehealth to Manage Cardiac and Respiratory Care
, Technology

The older-adult, home health care patient population often includes individuals who are socially isolated and have various, complicated medical issues.As a result, strategies to reduce…

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Finding & Assessing Online Health Information
, Technology

Older adults are online more than ever before, many of them searching for health information. But how do older adults search for and use online…

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What Can Accelerometer Research Show about Active Aging?
, Technology

Physical activity is an important aspect of healthy aging. It encourages overall well-being and mental health, and helps reduce the risk of falls and of…

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Gerotechnology: Shifts in the Study of Aging & Technology
, Technology

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
, Technology

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
, Technology

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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