Cottos Medical has created Cycleo, which is considered as a “bike from today to age better tomorrow”. Indeed, this bike is a connected bicyle for care facilities for elderly. Explanations…
Gyrolift is a universal and innovative mobility solution based on the association of a gyropod and a robotics system. It offers its users automatic stabilization, an innovative system of reassurance and an intuitive monitoring system to increase the comfort of mobility.
In England, care provider Anchor has launched a campaign called Standing Up 4 Sitting Down, to encourage elderly people to go out to the shops and to reduce loneliness, by increasing the amount of seating for those who need it.
Pokémon Go swept through the whole world, and certainly didn’t spare seniors. Focus on this trend and its potential benefits for a good ageing experience. [Read more…] about What can Pokémon Go do for the elderly ?
For their 80th birthday, Joe and Kay O’Regans decided to run the Cork City Marathon, in Ireland. On the 6th of June, they crossed the finish line hand in hand, proving that old age doesn’t have to be the end of all physical endeavours.
On 26 – 27 April 2016 it will take place in London the Smart to Future Cities and Urban IoT. On its 5th edition, the event will attract over 350 senior level city players, representing 162 cities across 59 countries.
Tesla, Mercedes, Google, Apple and now Toyota are on the right road. The Japanese car maker Toyota wishes to develop an autonomous car. To do so, a new entity named TRI (Toyota Research Institute) was created with the express purpose to do research on artificial intelligence. They aim to create an autonomous smart car able to drive safely, in order to reduce the number of road accidents and to improve mobility. [Read more…] about Toyota adventures into creating autonomous cars
Basque Country’s Government adopted the Housing Act in June, 2015. It states that each citizen is entitled to an accessible house where they can live independently, no matter their age, physical condition or incapacity level.
With this Parliament act, the Basque Country shows its concern towards people with different types of impairments. Moreover, a Basque project called Etxegoki won the best International Practice 2015, a price awarded by the International Design for All Organization.
European cities over 50 000 inhabitants are invited to participate to the 6th edition of the Access City Award – the European Price for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and to the elderly. [Read more…] about The European Commission rewards the most accessible cities of the year
“One of the many ways technology has changed our lives is helping seniors live independently”, says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. This, in turn, makes caregivers’ jobs a little easier.
The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, diabetes, nutrition support and more. In its eighth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,500 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving.