August 5, 2020
While telemedicine may be having a boom, a new study published in JAMA warns that it may not be suitable for everyone.
The study, which looked at data from adults over the age of 65, found that over a third of people weren’t ready for video visits. Researchers sited issues ranging from difficulty in hearing to tech issues.
“Although many older adults are willing and able to learn to use...
November 27, 2019
Seniors that exercise more frequently and are not living with a chronic condition are more likely to be long term activity tracker users, according to a recent study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
The study also found that women were more likely to be long term wearable activity tracker [WAT] users than men, and that individuals with a higher level of education were also more likely to...
February 26, 2018
It looks like a simple fire alarm, but instead of detecting smoke the Kardian Contactless Health Monitoring System is designed to detect falls.
The wireless system uses impulse radio ultra-wideband radar technology and can scan a room one million times per second. The system scans for slips and falls, including sliding falls, and also for when someone sits up quickly, which could alert hospital...
November 9, 2017
A new study challenges the idea that online health technology is just for the 20- or 30-somethings. Recently, a study set to be published in the International Journal of Aging and Society in December, concluded that in this research, internet-enabled cognitive behavioral therapy (IECBT) was an effective method of treatment for older people experiencing anxiety and depression. The study also found...
July 18, 2017
K4Connect, a technology company focused on seniors and those with disabilities, has partnered up with Garmin International on wearable devices geared toward residents of senior living communities, as well as staff and operators.
The devices will be part of K4Community, K4Connect’s “connected-life” platform. The idea is to give senior living residents a means of tracking their wellness and...
November 27, 2013
Older Americans are using the internet more and more, and they are particularly interested in using online and mobile technology for health-related purposes, according to a new study from Accenture Research.
Accenture surveyed 9,015 adults in nine countries, including 1,470 US seniors 65 over and conducted a separate survey of 200 Medicare consumers. They found that among the Medicare set, most...
November 27, 2012
Qualcomm Ventures is one of several investors in the first round of funding for ClearCare, a San Francisco-based company that provides a front- and back-end online software platform for the home care industry. ClearCare raised $4.6 million in combined seed and first round funds from Qualcomm and venture firms Voyager Capital and Harbor Pacific Capital. Voyager led the round. The 2-year-old...
May 22, 2009
Swedish consumer electronics company Doro has been targeting the senior market with easy-to-use devices since 1974, and began offering easy-to-use mobile phones in the Fall of 2007. As a result, the company has a lot to teach the wireless health industry, which needs to find ways to successfully engage the older demographic since remote wireless monitoring has the potential to greatly impact that...