Monday, April 13, 2015

New technologies: very connected seniors – Le Point

It’s a fact: 47% say they are connected and 62% are already using a browser and applications on their mobile device . Soon, their children and grandchildren will have nothing to teach them … If lifestyle hand, 45% plan to wear a wrist strap connected, concrete side, they are all to believe that telecare will spread. It should probably see a direct link between these two results, either. If 45% of older people also believe that the price remains a major obstacle in the field, 67% would make it an essential choice criterion when choosing a retirement home. In the top 3 of the most appreciated by older features include the call conferencing (65%) to call and see her relatives at the same time access the schedule of events of a residence (64%) and .. . share photos (53%)

A study committee for senior citizens

And tomorrow? In fact, it’s already today! Indeed, Seniorales organize an annual “senior study committee.” The principle of this event organized for the past seven years with residents: discuss the concept of residence for active seniors and evolve from resident returns. This year, the various representatives of condominiums gathered at the Toulouse Space City to discuss the theme of innovation. They were able, in the shadow of Ariadne, take part in panel discussions as well as on new technologies (connected objects, augmented reality, collaborative practices of Makers and FabLabs) as pet robots. What can the use of these new technologies to senior citizens? How to adapt them to put the residents’ service? In parallel, workshops allowed to dive into the latest innovations of the moment: the possibility of any make yourself via 3D printing, from two simple software, SketchUp and MeshMixer; “Buddy, the companion robot, interactive and connected, designed to support and facilitate the daily life of a senior, the operation of the touch pads and even immersion in a 3D virtual world via augmented reality
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