In the past several years, there have been many advances in technology designed to support the adult and aging population in their day-to-day lives. For example, medical alert necklaces (“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”) and lift chairs that assist seniors in rising from a sitting position. Many of these technologies allow seniors to continue to live independently in their homes for a longer period of time, and in some cases, save the lives of people who choose to live alone.ï»¿
For this discussion, search the Internet, local publications, et cetera, and find a senior-assisted technology that you find interesting. Share the results of your search—why it interests you, how it works, and why it is of such value to seniors.