Technology presentation for_oc_caregivers_fair

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Technology presentation for_oc_caregivers_fair

  1. 1. High Tech: Can Technology Help People Age in Place at Home Aaron Hagedorn, PhD Katie Walker, MSG
  2. 2. Let’s put technology in context Early novelties sometimes become modern necessities
  3. 3. Combination Lock (1550 AD) Mechanical Calculator (1623) About 15 Generations Ago…
  4. 4. Ambulance (1792) Electric Car (1842)
  5. 5. Facsimile Machine (1842) Telephone (1876) About 5 Generations Ago…
  6. 6. Blow-dry Hair Dryer ( 1890) About 3 Generations Ago Powered Hearing Aid (1898)
  7. 7. Breast Implant (1895) Chloroform Anesthetic (1847)
  8. 8. Electrocardiograph (1903) Answering machine (1904) Our Grandparent’s Technology…
  9. 9. Heart -Lung Machine (1953) Artificial Intelligence (1956) Our Parent’s Technology
  10. 10. Random Access Memory(RAM) (1968) Computer mouse (1968) Our Generation’s technology
  11. 11. ATM (1967) Internet (1969) Our Generation’s technology
  12. 12. Technology of the Future -Today
  13. 13. iPhone -2007, iPad -2010, & Apps Applications Such As: Personal Caregiver (iPhone) Pain Care (iPhone) iBiomed (iPhone/iPod)
  14. 14. Can Modern Technology Improve my life? <ul><li>Will telemedicine keep me out of institutions? </li></ul><ul><li>Will anyone know if I fall and can’t get up? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the technology too complicated to use? </li></ul>
  15. 15. How Can Modern Technology Help? <ul><li>Is there a way I can find my lost keys? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I be better connected to distant relatives </li></ul><ul><li>Why would I ever want to Tweet? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Telemedicine Medapps.com Intel
  17. 17. Home Monitoring System Cont <ul><li>GrandCare -Remote environmental sensing and passive physiological sensing </li></ul>
  18. 18. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>ActiveCare Personal Assistance Link Handset </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Push button and an operator will talk to user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has GPS location monitors and fall detection </li></ul></ul>$59 per month
  19. 19. GPSshoe.com
  20. 20. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>Ideal Life System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>capture, store, and share health information such as glucose levels, body weight, or blood pressure. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>Phillips Lifeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will automatically call for help if fall is detected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick access to help at the push of a button </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>SafetyNet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lojack SafetyNet is a program that keeps tabs on individuals with cognitive impairments. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>Wearable devices are equipped with state of the art fall detection technology.  </li></ul>
  24. 24. Home Monitoring Systems Cont <ul><li>ExpressMD™ Electronic House Call™ is a remote patient vital signs monitoring device. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Low Vision Aids <ul><li>Geemarc 40 dB Phone with 10 Photo Memory Buttons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows user to put pictures next to auto dialing buttons </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Low Vision Aids <ul><li>Journey FLEXi Flat Panel Magnifier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can raise the camera to accommodate large objects or can be lowered for normal desktop use </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Low Vision Aids Cont <ul><li>TV Partner (Remote) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used with TVs, VCRs, TIVO, DVD, and cable boxes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innotech Voice activated remote </li></ul>
  28. 28. Low Vision Aids Cont <ul><li>VisionBoard2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard with square keys and large, bold black-on-yellow letters and numbers </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Low Hearing <ul><li>TV-100 TV Direct TV Listener </li></ul><ul><li>TV-Ears </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless, lightweight, personal sound amplification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally between $100-$250 </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Low Hearing <ul><li>The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) </li></ul><ul><li>CapTel 800 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Low Hearing <ul><li>ReSound Alera™ Hearing Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives an exceptional surround sound experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>along with strong and clear wireless connections to your TV, stereo, computer and mobile phone </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Medicine Management <ul><li>Phillips Medication Dispensing Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accommodates up to 40 days of medicine </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Medicine Management <ul><li>E-pill Medication Reminders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispenses up to 6 times a day </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Medicine Management Cont <ul><li>Apps for iphone, ipad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine Cabinet; iRxHelper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows Google Health users to view their personal health record from their iPhone </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Health and Wellness <ul><li>Wii Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Kinect </li></ul>
  36. 36. Simplified computing Telekin or Pointerware
  37. 37. Social Networking <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Buzz </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul>
  38. 38. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An electronic name and photo directory that would show the person’s picture, name, email address, and a little blurb about themselves </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>Lets you send brief 140- character updates that look and feel like text messages. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ who you know” network of current and former business colleagues. </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People can upload videos and share them </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>Google Buzz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Gmail Email Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share updates, photos, videos, and more. </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Social Networking Cont <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice and Video Calling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul></ul>
  44. 44. On-Line <ul><li>Senior Center Without Walls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups to homebound elders and others who find it difficult to go to a community senior center.  Participants call from the comfort of home through telephone conference calls.   </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Sites for Caregivers <ul><li>LifeLedger </li></ul><ul><li>eCare Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Caring.com </li></ul><ul><li>Caregiver.com </li></ul><ul><li>CaringBridge.com </li></ul>
  46. 46. Questions? Aaron Hagedorn USC Clinical Assistant Professor of Gerontology ahagedor@usc.edu 213-740-1725 Kathleen Walker, MSG [email_address]

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