smartphone apps

George Takei in Boston: Smartphone Physicals and Gene Therapy

Posted on 08/1/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

TechnologySmartphones can do just about anything these days, from shooting movies to following our every move — from connecting to smoke detectors to counting our steps and calories. On a recent visit to AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ start-up business showcase in Boston, tech explorer George Takei found a number of new phone attachments and apps aimed at making formerly complicated health tests cheaper and more readily available, adding up to a “smartphone physical.” These include: An electrocardiogram in a smartphone case …

Never Lose Your Keys Again

Posted on 09/27/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyRejoice. Now you can stick a small tag on to all those things that seem to wander off or hide themselves — like your keys, computer or purse — and track them down with a smartphone app. The tags send a signal with a range up to 150 feet, using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Your phone is always “listening” for it. Some tags beep, buzz or blink when you mark an item “lost” from your phone. Keys under a couch …

A Deep Connection: the Internet, Family Caregivers and Recipients

Posted on 04/24/2013 by |Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingHigh-speed Internet can be key to living independently (also known as “aging in place“). You can go online or get smartphone apps that help you monitor chronic diseases, work from home to care for a loved one or prevent or delay functional decline with game systems that help you stay physically active. And, don’t forget the ability to be socially connected through email, online forums and message boards. And yet, a recent report issued by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that …