Remember the days when the being tech savvy meant knowing how to program the VCR?
There’s no shortage of technology these days, but new technology can also be overwhelming and difficult to figure out how to use. However, technology can have a lot of benefits when you know how to use it. Check out these easy to use tools that are fun to use and have a lot of benefits.
Apple iPads are known for being designed to be intuitive, they can get confusing for people who aren’t used to Apple products. Samsung’s Breezie tablet is specifically designed for seniors. It has a simple interface that is easy to use and allows you to do all of the same things you can do on a normal Samsung Galaxy tablet. It can be customized to have the settings and apps you want and has a support service in case you have any questions. Tablets are a great way to enhance your brain fitness through apps, games, reading, and more.
By now you’ve probably seen people with some type of fitness tracker on their wrists in place of a watch. But these are for people who run a lot or always go to the gym right? Think again. A lot of fitness trackers can track everything from steps to sleep quality to heart rate (and they tell you the time like a normal watch would). You don’t have to run a race for these to be effective. These devices are meant to help you lead a healthier, more active life. Try one out and head over to an adult playground to see how you like it!
Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
The Medical Care Alert Home & Away system combines all of these features and is small and water resistant, allowing you to keep it with you wherever you go.
Who said you can’t have as much fun as your grandchildren with video games? Many studies have found that people who play video games for mental exercise experience a boost in memory and brain function. If you have a Wii, you also get in some light physical activity as well. Grab a few games and practice and then challenge the grandkids!
Have some other types of technology you’ve found useful? Let us know in the comments!