Can Specially Stitched Socks Stop Shuffling Seniors From Stumbling?

It's a bold claim, but a Japanese company called Terumo claims to have developed a special type of sock that can stop shuffling seniors from tripping over low obstacles like rugs or the edge of carpets. The secret is a custom sewing technique that causes the wearer to feel an upward pull on the front of their feet,… » 9/10/13 5:40pm 9/10/13 5:40pm

Raku-Raku Phone Helps Seniors Communicate Even Slower

With Japan's population getting ever older, inventions like tea serving, dish-washing robots and voice-processing cellphones are becoming a reality. Since we already covered the robots, let's focus on NTT DoCoMo's Raku-Raku phone. This senior friendly device offers a "slow voice" function, which slows down words for… » 3/06/07 7:45pm 3/06/07 7:45pm