Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Linked Senior: Technology Enhanced Life in Senior Communities

Today I received an e-mail from Charles De Vilmorin, from Linked Seniors, about their entertainment products and services for people who live in senior communities, including skilled nursing facilities.

Invention Helps Seniors Get Plugged In: Device Caters to Interests, Needs and Tastes
Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 3/19/09

Here is a quote from the article:

"Two young inventors have created a device, with the help of hands-on testing at a Fairfax County retirement community, that they say might change the way older Americans get news and entertainment.

Using modified MP3 players, computers and large touch-screen monitors in high-contrast colors for people with impaired vision, Charles De Vilmorin and Herve Roussel have created a digital kiosk that serves as a sort of iPod for older people."

who moved my dentures? musings on aging

Internet Surfing Better than Reading for Brain Stimulation

"“The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults,” says principal investigator Gary Small, a professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and director of the campus’ Memory and Aging Research Center."

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