The new technology of the Old Wells

New technology can address some of the difficulties older adults face daily tasks, can also help caregivers better understand the needs of their loved ones. The high-tech market is the rapid growth of more than 50-year-old adult, and elderly consumers are expected to spend the end of high-tech products $ 84 billion in the next decade, a recent AARP study based on.

Raising new products and their potential uses can be a challenge. Each year, AARP hosted the final of a big pitch Innovation Lab, the game show the latest technologies in order to highlight the elderly. Some courts focus this year on new ways to deal with, and promote social isolation of the elderly challenges, including communication and expression of emotions and caregivers. New products illustrator transition ated quality of life issues from security monitoring and assistance, and artificial intelligence to play at the new product development play a greater role. (Search for “grand finale pitch” at

About 10 start-up companies and their products demonstrated at the event this fall. Here are some highlights.

Healium from a new technology StoryUp, Columbia, Missouri, company, storytelling using virtual and augmented reality. Your parents or spouse can turn to something more positive in their hearts restless narrative, with the brain sensing headband and virtual reality goggles. This is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but it can help solve some of the painful symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

CEO Healium Sarah Hill said her 83-year-old mother in law use their own imagination Healium observed Falls in South America, Australia, resting on a beach or a long sit near her home park chair. She can see her brain wave response positive force and a new image, she saw himself floating up waterfall, for example. Her calm himself, no longer experience the wave sunset syndrome. “The more active you are, you see more changes,” Hill said. In Healium buy a kit; hardware bundle costs $ 500 and a monthly subscription of $ 29 to start.

Rollo is a device installed in a wheelchair or bedside use of artificial intelligence assistive technology to help users see and interact withThe world around them. The apparatus includes a 360-degree rotation and CA Mehra application, which can help users to communicate in different ways, using the eye movement, facial recognition and text to speech. Rollo you may notice that a user is focused on a bottle of water, his eyes, and you can ask him via text or whether she was thirsty David Hojah, co-founder of Rollo Rollo Co., nurses can convey requests Say. Go pilot registration; Rollo product launches planned in January and is expected to cost $ 800 in the device.

Artiphon instrument 1 is a new intelligent digital instrument, allow the elderly suffer from arthritis or affect their fine motor skills continue to play their favorite music and other conditions. Adam McHeffey, Nashville -BA, director of marketing, said it looks similar to the guitar neck and adapt to the way users play SED Artiphon. It can be a guitar, violin, piano and even. For those who experience once played and missed, or just feel the music soothing, it eliminates the physical barrier of traditional instruments. “People should be able to make music, regardless of technology, style and ability,” McHeffey said. You can buy or Artiphon to $ 399

The tournament winner: Sunu band , which is that people with low or no vision wearable smart bracelet. It uses a built-in sonar sensors to help users obstacle sense objects and surroundings. For when the elderly vision loss, Sunu band can make it safer to let them go outside for a walk or social activities can help avoid the problem of isolation, co-founder Fernando Albertorio said. The band Sunu cost $ 299, please