"Worsening eyesight makes finding items more frustrating, arthritis complicates browsing and reduced balance intensifies the strain of stooping or reaching for products," reports Ellen Bryon for the Wall Street Journal. Bigger type faces, better lighting and improved shelf labeling are some of the solutions being implemented by retailers.
According to a survey by the Pew Internet/California HealthCare Foundation: "Technology is not an end, but a means to accelerate the pace of discovery, widen…
By designing flexibility into homes from the beginning, it is possible to reduce one’s frequent need to move and also to enable our elders to age in place.
Light switches, TV remote controls and even house keys could become a thing of the past thanks to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology being developed in Europe that lets users perform everyday tasks with thoughts alone.
Most Baby Boomers, like their parents, are choosing to “age in place,” but a large and growing number – more than 1.2 million households – are choosing to move to communities designed to meet their needs.
“…with the rising tide of tech-savvy baby boomers on the verge of cresting into retirement, broadband is poised to be one of a handful of critical tools necessary for aging seniors in the 21st-century.”
You've heard how a personal medical alert system can help you in a time of need but what is it like to actually live with it? …
What makes a home "universal"? It's simple. Everyone can use universal design! It doesn't matter if you are young or old. You could be short or tall, healthy or ill. You might have a disability. Or you may be a prize-winning athlete. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change.