Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Gerontechnology is a term used to answer the question, "What can we make that will allow people to keep on doing what they do as long as possible?". 

I read a great article from the Vancouver Sun about "Super Senior" role models, bouncy floors, biometric sensors, smart canes, belts with built-in airbags and more.  It is likely that a lot of people will be intending to work past age 65-67, so we need to adapt our workplaces to accommodate and prevent falls.

We should also apply a lot of these gerontechnologies beyond the workplace.

We also have to have an environment that will help people "bounce back" after a fall.

Check out the article, "Helping Seniors Bounce Back From Falls" here: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Helping+seniors+bounce+back+from+falls/6328591/story.html

Angela Gentile

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