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TECH 04 Aug 2016 | 2:00 AM

Few seniors seeking health advice from Dr Google

Even though most seniors have cellphones and computers, they still don’t go online to find answers to medical questions, contact doctors or fill prescriptions, a US study suggests.

TECH 25 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM

Can an app help seniors be more involved in their own care?

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, have developed an app designed to improve the lives of seniors residing in independent living communities.

TECH 10 Dec 2017 | 4:00 AM

New technology attends to seniors’ health, quality of life

Who hasn't worried about elderly family members and wished it was easier to keep up with them from afar? Now there's technology that offers better care for the seniors and peace of mind for the family caregivers, employing advances in artificial intelligence, big data and voice technologies.

TECH 14 Apr 2014 | 3:52 PM

'Smart home' can spot early signs of Alzheimer's in seniors

Researchers in Spain have developed an innovative new "smart home" system that could allow seniors to live on their own for longer.

TECH 05 May 2015 | 5:37 PM

Japan's seniors to get tech-savvy with free iPads

Millions of Japanese seniors could receive iPads under a programme to supply the elderly with specially equipped tablets that remind them when to take medicine and advise where to find community support services.

TECH 15 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

CES 2019: New tech releases focus on seniors’ health

After years of focusing on health and fitness among younger age groups, tech brands are increasingly tapping into what the older generation needs with a range of new apps and wearables to make life easier and safer for seniors.

TECH 21 Nov 2018 | 11:00 PM

Could video chat help stave off depression in seniors?

New US research has found that using video chat such as Skype to communicate with family may help reduce symptoms of depression in seniors.

TECH 13 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

'Playful' videogames can help fight depression in seniors

A new study has found that fitness games, also known as 'exergames,' can help relieve depression and its symptoms in seniors, especially if the games have a highly playful element.

TECH 20 Mar 2019 | 11:00 PM

Tombot, the fluffy robot therapy dog that can keep seniors company

A couple of weeks before its funding deadline on Kickstarter, the robot golden retriever therapy dog Tombot has reached its US$20,000 (RM81,297) goal; as early as August of 2020, Tombot puppies will be providing seniors with company across the world.

TECH 20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM

Tempo wearable tracks seniors’ health

Florida-based start-up company CarePredict has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its wearable tracker called Tempo, dedicated to tracking the daily patterns of seniors and alerting their loved ones if anything seems out of the ordinary.