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 ?
New play areas for seniors are sprouting left and right in Spain. Their aim : foster intergenerational bonding and get the elderly out of their house and moving. [Read more…] about In Spain, play areas for seniors are all the rage
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.
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.
Papworth Trust is a leading British disability charity. They aim to support disabled and older people as well as their families or caregivers. They have published a report which gives a general overview of British disability problems, including in areas like health, transportation, housing or education.
19% of people in UK have a disability. Among them, 7% are children, 16% are working adults and 43 % are pensioner adults.
Among the impairments, in 2012/2013 the most common were: mobility (57%), stamina/breathing/fatigue (38%), dexterity (28%) and mental health (16%). Elderly people are more likely to report multiple impairments, including mobility (71%) and hearing (23%).
The second edition of the Spanish Activa’t Fair will take place in June in Alboraya, Valencia. It is the occasion for both individuals and professionals to meet and to know the latest products or services created in order to improve mobility and autonomy. [Read more…] about Spain: Activa’t 2015 – Mobility, Autonomy and Leisure Fair