In households across the US, more and more families are wrestling with the issue of care for an aging loved one. We face this challenge because we must; we’re officially an aging population.
For many families, the subject of senior care can be polarizing, and debating the possible solutions can quickly push families towards an epic deadlock – one that pits the advantages of care […]
Friend of Silvers Summit, Gary Kaye, writes about Phone Halo’s new Glasses TrackR
My long-suffering mom gets to play guinea pig to all of my technology schemes. This week I may have gone overboard with the installation of Lively. Lively is a system of sensors that communicate with a central control pod to monitor and then alert loved ones about any unusual behavior that their elderly relatives might be experiencing.
Mom’s $150 starter kit included a command module […]
Olympus just released the OM-D E-M1 camera, an attempt to provide pro-level features and image quality in a compact Micro Four Thirds (MFT) format. The new E-M1 camera is slightly larger than cameras in Olympus’ popular PEN series, but it’s significantly smaller than DSLR cameras. When the PEN was introduced, the claim was that it provided near pro-level features (interchangeable lenses, high image quality) […]
Chances are, you’ve got some smarts. Perhaps a smartphone? Maybe a tablet for reading books and magazines? And there are interesting new products that enhance your smart device. Like the fitbit flex that monitors sleep and activity, and records the findings on your smartphone. Or Telcare’s Blood Glucose Meter, which can let you view results on a smartphone. Obviously, there’s a lot going on […]
Thirty five years ago at the Exum School of Moutaineering, our guide made us rappel off a 150 foot ledge on the Grand Teton. Harnessed into a bunch of rope and bowline knot of my own making, I stood frozen, terrified to take the initial step backwards off of a sheer overhang cliff. That’s when the guide tossed a pebble at me and bellowed, […]
There’s nothing that can’t be made better through the power of wireless, and that goes for my new tire pressure gauge. It offers real-time monitoring of my four car tires. Should the pressure on any tire drop below 25psi, my Zimri Tire Pressure Monitoring System gives me a beep or a visual alarm telling me to take action.
Perfect for Older Cars
If you’ve got a […]
Scientists are blaming sitting for ailments as far flung as weight gain, back problems and blood clots. I know this because I’ve been sitting at my desk for the past 5 hours while researching sitting!
Did you know that many of us spend more than half of our waking hours sitting down – be it a desk, car or in front of TV? Mobile life […]
CE Pro Talks about the Success of the Silvers Summit
In a thoughtful article, Jason Kott, talks about the challenges of the health market from a home installation service perspective.
Read the results of the recent study by www.visitingangels.com. When it comes to caring for an elderly parent: Mom wins points for being neater and more helpful than Dad.
The siblings are going to spar (and not to see which one keep the parents), and the fears include not having enough room, money or tolerance for stress to adequately care for an aging parent.
Here’s the full […]
Thanks to http://lively.com for putting together the quick picture of the opportunity to engage older consumers in the high tech world.
Spotlight on Samsung and Consumer Cellular
Quietly, the evolution to a variety of services and products that meet the needs of older population are taking hold.
This month, I met with CEO John Marick of Consumer Cellular, a mobile carrier with a unique point of view. They may not be in the same league as AT&T or Verizon, but then again, that’s not what they’re […]
As part of an ongoing series for AARP, Gary Kaye, one of our Silver Summit family and creator of In the Boom Box TV looks at some of the new programs aimed at keeping boomers and seniors engaged and active members of their communities. One of the programs discussed, Self Help, is a cutting edge way of bringing engagement to those who might otherwise live as […]
Jack York is the CEO and co-founder of It’s Never Too Late. Here are his impressions of CES 2013.
Remember being 10 years old, heading to Disneyland, (I grew up in Southern California so that’s my frame of reference – plug in your own favorite amusement park), feeling your heart race as you waited in line to get on the Matterhorn ??? As you get […]
Mashable’s Andrea Smith interviews Google’s Chief Evangelist, Vinton Ceft, about driverless cars, mobile technology, and the 30th anniversary of the Internet. Read more here.
Gary Kaye, creator of intheboombox.tv, lives in Newton, Connecticut and offers this poignant look at his community, and the larger Facebook community after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Want to know what to expect from the 2013 Digital Health Summit at CES? Read Robin Raskin’s blog for the Huffington Post for the inside scoop.
Wellocrasy to launch at International CES 2013 Silvers Summit. Check it out: http://chealthblog.connected-health.org/2012/11/25/wellocracy-is-coming-watch-for-it/
Try as you might to stay looking and feeling your youngest, there’s no denying that eyesight, reflexes, memory, and hearing all reach a peak and then slowly slip. Irritating? Certainly. But technology is getting better and better about picking up some of the slack. Robin Raskin wrote this piece for Mashable, filled with great ideas on how to hold back the ravages. Check it […]
Our good friend, Susan Ayers Walker, who co-founded the Silvers Summit at CES, shares a few of her best gift ideas at one of our favorite sites, Techlicious: http://www.techlicious.com/guide/holiday-2012-tech-gifts-for-seniors/
Technology can be an older person’s best friend—keeping them connected when it may be difficult to get out, keeping them safe, keeping them entertained, and keeping them physically and mentally engaged.
Here are a couple of ideas that I really like as gifts for an older population.
GreatCall’s 5Star Emergency Response System and Medical Apps – A small clip on device, this personal emergency system lets […]
Microsoft’s new Windows 8 has been evaluated from many different angles, but what’s the benefit of the upgrade to those of us way-back Windows users? Gary Kaye, who will be hosting a panel at this year’s Silvers Summit, looks at Win8 to see what the Boomers will like. He speaks with Bonnie Kearney, Director of Accessibility & Aging Marketing at Microsoft.