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TECH 12 Jul 2019 | 1:00 AM

Why a Dallas VR company thinks its tech can help ageing adults unlock memories

Adults with memory difficulties may be able to retrieve or replicate memorable moments in their lives through the use of VR headsets.

TECH 18 Apr 2019 | 5:58 AM

US scammers may be using DNA testing to defraud Medicare and steal identities

Authorities in several US states are warning about an alleged scam in which people visit senior-living communities and low-income neighbourhoods, offering to perform DNA tests and collecting information from people in government health programmes.

TECH 16 Jan 2019 | 12:30 AM

Instacart may be getting cheaper for Americans – but the ‘shopper’ may be feeling the effects

When Josali Gonzalez, a Hollywood resident and widow, first started working as an Instacart shopper 13 months ago to help support her two young children, she was making as much as US$600 (RM2,459) a week for a 30-40 hour stint.

TECH 14 Jan 2019 | 5:50 AM

Not just for kids: a leap for seniors at Vegas tech show

With artificial intelligence to detect falls, virtual reality to combat isolation and “powered” clothing to assist the incapacitated, the tech world is stepping up its effort to “disrupt” aging.

TECH 11 Jan 2019 | 1:30 AM

Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Imagine walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.

TECH 07 Jan 2019 | 1:00 AM

How a US startup is helping senior-living communities step into the digital age

Every apartment at the Cardinal at North Hills, a two-year-old retirement and assisted-living community in Raleigh, comes equipped with a pull cord.

TECH 20 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

What does it feel like to have Alzheimer’s? Virtual reality programs may help you find out

After experiencing the world as a woman with Alzheimer's disease, Ana Lebron took off her virtual reality headset and began to cry.