Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Technology is ever-changing and constantly evolving, and it should always help to make life easier! Today, we will be sharing with you some tech products and services that will be beneficial to your elderly loved ones around you.
1. Signia Pure 312 X Hearing Aid
For those with hearing impairments, regardless of whether you are young or old, the Signia Pure 312 x Hearing Aid is an attractive choice for many. Built on Signia Xperience Technology and equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, you are able to stream phone calls, and high-quality TV audio effortlessly onto the hearing aid. You are also able to control it via the Signia App. Its small size and modern design is another plus point for this high-tech device!
2. Fall detection devices
As you get older, falls get more and more dangerous. Fret not, plenty of smartwatches and the like are now equipped with fall detection mechanisms. For example, the Apple Watch 4 will vibrate and sound an alarm when a fall is detected. The user then can choose to contact emergency services or dismiss the alert if help is not needed.
The Philips Lifeline is another great option consisting of a base unit and a wearable pendant. The pendant’s accelerometers and barometric sensors can then detect a fall and send out auto alerts.
3. Elderly tracker device for those with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a common disease for the elderly. In many cases, our loved ones might forget their way home. Elderly tracker devices are a great invention to keep our loved ones safe. Granted, there are tracking apps on phones, but what if your loved one forgets to bring their phone out, or if it runs out of battery?
SOSBuddy has a GPS tracking device with safe zone alerts whenever the device leaves predesignated zones, an SOS function, two-way communication, and fall detection. At S$259, it’s definitely a worthy investment for peace of mind!
4. Pill Alarm Boxes
As we get older, we might become more forgetful and it becomes a norm to forget to take our daily supplements and medication. With pill alarm boxes, it can assist users to take their medication by ringing or vibrating at preset timings!
5. Virtual Caregivers
It would be nice to be able to be around our elderly loved ones all the time, but it’s not a very feasible idea. So the next best thing? Addison, the virtual caregiver, is a state-of-the-art, 3D animated, connected caregiver designed to transform a residence into a digital Smart Health Home. This 3D virtual caregiver provides chronic care management, rehabilitation, behavioural health and care coordination and more for patients of all ages.
You get medication reminders, vitals monitoring, 24/7 emergency response and more all in one package. It’s not as good as face to face interaction with another human, but better than nothing!
Content by Ashley Ang