Archive for January, 2021
There is a critical need for remote monitoring and sanitation equipment amid the pandemic. Health technology companies are developing high-tech ways to monitor blood pressure with the use of a smartphone, detect Alzheimer’s with the use of a helmet, and quickly sanitize large areas with anti-germ gadgets. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2021/01/17/monitor-your-health-tech-tools-gadgets-unveiled-ces-2021/4185565001/
Research indicates that playing jig-saw puzzles long-term can be good for healthy cognitive aging. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2018.00299/full
There is a significant growth in digital technology adoption by older adults. Research found that adults 60 and older are spending more than 50% of daily leisure time on screen time. https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2019/06/28/more-seniors-are-embracing-technology-but-can-they-use-it-ucsd-researchers-suggest-asking-them/?sh=12e2b7d42323
A study found that older adults who mostly use technology to stay connected with loved ones had higher reports of positive mental well-being, and those who mostly use it for learning new information reported being more physically fit.