There are lots of seniors who prefer to live on their own. They prefer to live the so-called independent life, or non-assisted life. This means that instead of going to a retirement home, they live in their own home, as long as they are able to do so. Thanks to the development of technology, more and more senior citizens are able to live this life. There are numerous gadgets and high-tech monitoring systems which allow the elder people live in their homes in a comfortable and safe manner.
The perfect apps
There are also numerous applications for tablets and smartphones which senior people can use in order to live a better life. Their caregivers could also benefit from these applications, as they can get in touch which the ones they need to take care of. The majority of these useful applications are for the devices using the Apple iOS operating system: iPhone, iPod, and iPad. There are applications for other platforms as well.
One of the most useful applications older people can use is the iCam. The application costs $4.99, and it allows one to monitor various live video feeds via Wi-Fi. The other person has to agree with it, and it is very useful, as it allows one to make sure that the other person is alright. The events can be recorded and played back, and one can also set the application to notify him when motion is detected. You could place the webcam near the fridge, to know when the loved one is eating. There are also free video chatting applications such as FaceTime and Skype, which allows the two users to communicate very easily.
Another useful application is the Tell My Geo, which can find and track a person. This is very useful when it comes to people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The smartphone can be set to send location updates to a different phone. The application also has buttons such as “Send Location”, “Send for Help”, and “Where am I?”The application costs $9.95 per month. The application also contains medical information, such as allergies, blood type, emergency and doctor contact info, and so on.
Keep an eye on the loved ones
Another application for the smartphone is the Swann View. This application works with the Swann Security pack which contains four color cameras, and a 500 GB digital video recorder. It can record up to 30 days with all the cameras, and it is excellent for people who do not have a computer webcam. One can access the hard drive in order to see the videos, and make sure that the other person is alright. Swann View works with many smartphones, such as Windows, Symbian, Android, iPhone, andso on. The cameras work regardless of the weather, and they have LED night vision as well.
The cameras are great to use, both indoors and outdoors. They can be set up to send e-mail notifications when they detect movement. These are some of the best applications for senior citizens.