Technology is so easy to use these days that there is no excuse for not using it in our daily lives. Even senior citizens who are usually reluctant to try out new technology can improve their lives in retirement by trying out some cool devices. To get the most out of retirement you need to be able to make sure that you are able to take care of yourself and live the lifestyle that you want.
This is going to be made easier by embracing technology and using it to your advantage. Luckily, you can even convert your old home into a smart home very easily. In this article, we will go over some of the devices that every senior must have in retirement.
1 – Fall detection
One of the biggest risks when getting older is the risk of falling. Once a fall happens then it becomes very difficult to maintain independence and live on their own. There are a lot of ways to make sure that if somebody does fall there is a quick response so the damage isn’t too great.
It is very important to use some type of fall detection device. The way that they work is that AI is used to notice subtle changes that indicate that the person with the device has fallen. In the past, it would require them to be alert enough to press a button to call emergency services. These days there is a type of hearing aid that can detect a fall and send an alert automatically to emergency services so they can send help within minutes.
There are smartwatches and fobs that also do the job so if you are out on a walk or a hike in nature, there can be help sent in case of an emergency right away.
2 – Fitness trackers
Staying active for most seniors is a challenge. The ideal way to stay active would be to have a coach at your fingertips that will motivate you to get moving and set up a fitness program for you. Luckily, this does exist in the form of a fitness tracker. The way they work is that they use your metrics such as age, weight, and physical ability to create an exercise program specific to you.
They also send you alerts to make sure you aren’t sitting for too long. If they detect that you haven’t done any exercise in a while it will send you a suggestion to go for a walk or lift some weights.
3 – Smart security
Keeping your home and yourself safe is easier than ever when you set up smart security. Doorbell cameras are able to detect motion in front of your house and then send you an alert to your smartphone. This allows you to see what is happening in real-time. Alerts can also be sent to loved ones so they know what is happening at your home in case of an emergency.