Starting life from an infant to living it till the end, technology plays an important role in the constitution of human nature and identity.
Humans have always shaped and extended themselves by virtue of technical tools. It has benefited our human race a lot. Here, I am going to talk about the latest technologies which can prove really helpful to elders.
Old age is the time of life when you have had almost every experience of life. Your eyes have seen the every joy and pain of life.
Talking of technology, well it plays very important role to help the old. Seeking the medical fitness, active time, mental fitness and connection with the dear ones, technology proved to be really helpful.
Technology And Our Aging Population
Technology is useful for every man of the society but here I am going to talk specifically about the senior people. There are many technologies designed and manufactured certainly to benefit the elder people of the society. So, In this age, the first and biggest challenge is to maintain the physical health.
There are many devices out by the industries to maintain the perfect record of your physical movements. They tell you precisely according to your current conditions that what to do and how to do.
It Is Always Advised To Have a Morning or Evening Walk To Remain Fit
Yes, a walk out in the park is always beneficial. It is really good on physical as well as mental aspect.
But, what if you get all the detailed report of your physical workout.
With the help of simple wearable gadget, you can have all the details related to your physical routine.
Gadgets like Fitbit counts all the steps taken by you and give all the medical reports related to it. It gives an option to efficiently monitor your physical motions and getting the best out of your routines.
By using this small wearable gadget, you will get all the data about your body. You can also know that do you doing enough for your physical fitness or still you need more. These gadgets are small little investments but can prove as really beneficial.
Evolution of Smartphones
Technology had enhanced really well and has hit a great benchmark in the evolution process. The best example is Mobile Phones. Starting its journey from a calling device, now it can almost do work of all daily life gadgets.
There is now an app for every work. So, why don’t we use it for our own interest?
Every one of us has at least one smartphone. There are many apps in there to help to monitor Physical routines. These apps are really helpful and do not require any other investment. All you need to do is to download these apps from the play store on your smartphone.
So, when you are good with your physical fitness, then there is also mental fitness to deal with. If you are satisfied with yourself and there is no stress level in your mind, then it’s great. But, it is not this case every time. There can be some sort of agitation in mind.
To keep calm and remain happy in life you need to be mentally fit. Well, video gaming can be a real option for it.
There are many high-end technology games that are designed for seniors. Playing these for some time in a day can be helpful. These can be helpful by diverting the mind and also giving some entertaining time.
Games are primarily made for the usual gaming market like teenagers and young adults but a recent survey with an estimated 150 million consumers, found that 71% of its players are older than 40, 47% are older than 50, and 76% are women.
So it shows what I am pointing to that games can prove very helpful very. There are also some portals like Nintendo Wii which are doing great for the seniors.
How it helps seniors??
The controllers respond to real body movements. There are very few buttons and many games can be played just by swinging your arm. The Wii encourages body movement, but it can be played with varying degrees of mobility. There are many Wii games that are designed for family participation too. So it can help to refresh mentally as well as physically too.
Now when we achieved all types of fitness then comes the social needs to accomplish. Now in this time of modernization and advancement, it’s become ready hard to live as a joint family.
The soulful relation is still there but the physical presence is mostly absent. So to account for that technology has done really great. Starting from telephones to mobile calls, texting and then video calls.
Technology has changed a lot.
You want to contact any of your dear ones, just video contact him and it’s like you are talking to them face to face. Apps like Skype, WhatsApp all have video chat portals. So, If you are far away from your family and want to see them well, technology will certainly do it for you.
There are also many applications that also help you to make friends all the way around the earth.
We have talked about all the privileges technology had provided to the seniors…
Coming to the safety and security of the seniors that technology had helped them to acquire. There are many tech gadgets out there that are very helpful.
One of the examples is Pocket Finder.
It allows families to have peace of mind while their loved ones remain tracked with a GPS locator to help stay connected. These GPS locators provide real-time location information that can be viewed through a web-based portal or smartphone. There is also a device that mounts directly on to a vehicle and works on the power of the car’s battery.
Certain other examples are WalkJoy, Respond Well. So, These technologies have done very well for the safety of the seniors. All these technologies whether straight or not has something to do for the benefit of all.
So remain happy, furnished, safe and secure. Use technology the way they are desired to be used. Make it a boon and enjoy the life.
Sambhav is a content crafter and co-founder of TheSubvertus. He’s a tech geek and loves to write about new technology and gadgets. You can find also him on Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you Sambhav for sharing your thoughts about how senior citizens can take advantage of different technologies.
Until next time…