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

Assisted Living Communities Using RFID To Keep Track of Residents

Now here's a good idea for RFID. Trading privacy for security, seniors have been wearing badges embedded with an RFID tag. The tag constantly relays the location of the residents, which gives them more freedom to walk around since caregivers know exactly where they are at all times. Since many of the people living… » 6/02/06 7:30pm 6/02/06 7:30pm