Tagged: Elderly

Elderly will ditch canes and walkers for Superflex’s robotic-powered suit

Aurora Powered Suit

There are many drawbacks of growing in age, one of them is the difficulty to carry out activities of daily living. In collaboration with industrial designer Yves Behar’s studio FuseProject, Superflex has designed powered-clothing to enhance day-to-day experience for the aging population. Dubbed Aurora Powered Suit, the powered undergarment is aimed at helping the elderly with mobility challenges posed by age and illness. Read More…

Age-Distance wheelchair assists elderly and disabled people while sitting down or getting up

Getting up and then again sitting down on a wheel chair can be a real hassle for elderly people who don’t have the muscle power left in their body to exert too much or probably have been pinned down because of some ailment. To assist such people two Taiwanese students, Liao Min-hui and Hsu Chao-sheng from the University College of Design have come up with Age-Distance wheelchair which apparently also won Red Dot Design Award in the design concept category (presented by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany). The main purpose of the wheelchair is to initially set the chair at an angle of 35-40 degrees while sitting so that the person doesn’t fall on the chair with a thud and while getting up raise seat to the same angle to reduce pressure on the knees and legs.
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Telecare service monitors elders with motion sensors and provides data on smartphone

It has become a norm for children to move out of their ancestral places to find work and live separately, leaving their helpless old parents to survive on their own. While they struggle to survive alone parents need assistive gadgets and technologies to help them, and one such technology is a new telecare service unveiled by SK telecom in Korea. Embedded with motion sensors and emergency beepers, this service can alert healthcare professionals the relatives when the elderly is in an emergency situation. Read More…