As 10,000 baby boomers retire every day, more and more technological gadgets are being introduced aimed at the retired and elderly user. Though many elderly people are slow adopters of new technology, a range of products are available. These aim to make the learning curve of adopting new inventions not only easier, but also specifically tailored for the elderly, their families and those who care for them.
Computers For Those Who Don’t Like Computers
For retired people who aren’t used to using computers, it can be difficult to learn how to use e-mail, video chatting software or other modern applications. Now, Telekin.com offers seniors an all-in-one computer design that allows them to more easily access convenient features that let them stay in touch with their family and friends. The computer sells for $699 and features such senior friendly tools as large print keyboards and easy-to-use video chat displays.
For seniors who rely on daily medication, remembering when to take them can sometimes be a chore. Epill.com offers a range of helpful medication dispensers designed specifically for elderly patients. The simplest of these are seven day containers with multiple alarms that beep when it’s time to take the medication. More complicated dispensers have automated systems that will dispense the correct pills at the correct time while notifying the patient to take them.