New Senior Cell Phone with Voice Commands

New Senior Cell Phone with Voice Commands

For some seniors, struggling with technology isn’t just frustrating; it also affects their sense of dignity. A few years ago, I witnessed an iPhone bring a senior relative of mine to tears. A woman who earned a Master’s degree in the late 50’s in a field dominated by...
New Tiny Robots Walk on Four Legs

New Tiny Robots Walk on Four Legs

Cornell’s microscopic robots have legs! In August in Nature, two Cornell professors and a former Cornell postdoctoral researcher (now a University of Pennsylvania assistant professor) detailed their developments with tiny walking robots in the article,...
New Smartwatch helps Seniors Live Independently [video]

New Smartwatch helps Seniors Live Independently [video]

A majority of seniors choose to continue living at home, a trend known as “aging-in-place.” Maintaining independence and stability has many benefits for seniors, but this choice also comes with risks. To address those risks, WellCare Today has customized Samsung...
You Can Now Ask Alexa for Answers to Health Questions

You Can Now Ask Alexa for Answers to Health Questions

Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant currently converses with more than 384 million people worldwide, according to the Alexa device sitting on my desk when I asked just now. We’ve written about diverse Alexa implementations in health and wellness, from...
New Program Gives Employees On-Demand Mental Health Care

New Program Gives Employees On-Demand Mental Health Care

The health benefits platform Accolade has partnered with on-demand mental health care company Ginger to address the developing mental health crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership seeks to integrate mental and physical health care for companies and...