Thailand currently has almost 10 million senior citizens and the nation is expected to become an aging society in 2021. Integrating technology in the daily life of elderly people can make them happier and healthier, as it plays a major role in developing elderly-friendly environments. But which technology will benefit an aging population most?
Here we have rounded up 4 tech trends that will help the older population live independent, safe, and happy lives.
Voice assistants can be found on most smartphones and smart speakers. They are very easy to use and can perform a variety of actions, with instructions given by voice command. These voice assistants will help the older population to send a text message, set a reminder, play music, call emergency services and much more. Additionally, voice assistants like Alexa and Siri have their own personalities and can provide company and entertainment.
Wearable products like smartwatches can do more than simply track activity and fitness levels, they also have features that are geared towards those with chronic or situational medical issues, allowing them to receive assistance at the touch of a button.
Telemedicine provides opportunities for the elderly to access medical information and advice remotely. Patients can consult with doctors by using video-conferencing tools like Skype, WhatsApp, and Zoom. Although it cannot entirely replace in-person visits, this new development is often more convenient and safer for the older generation.
Smart Home Devices
Most older people tend to spend a lot of time in their own home. However, as they age, they may experience mobility issues. Smart home devices will enable them to have a better quality of life. These devices range from smart light bulbs that can be set at specific times, to fall detection sensors that can summon help without the user having to press the call button.
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