Technology can help us live better lives as we age, by providing assistance with things like smartwatches and smart appliances. It can provide you some much-needed assistance as you age in place.
First and foremost, many of these devices can assist if you are home alone and there is a fall. For example, smartwatches have accelerometers that can detect a fall and help you dial out hands free to get the critical assistance yo may need.
Voice-controlled devices, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant, can allow you to make phone calls without having to get up. Beyond just making phone calls, they can also control many of your smart devices in your home. For example, you can power on lights, change the temperature in your home, remind you to take medication, control blinds, monitor home surveillance systems, lock and unlock doors, and more!
Technology can be an important tool in helping you live longer at home as you age, providing access to information and support resources that can help keep you active and healthy.