Technology: A Standing Wheelchair

The Minnesota VA has created a wheelchair that can help people stand. They are looking to market this soon. It will be awesome for those who are wheelchair-bound be mobile in new ways. It will also help maintain bone density as it will provide the opportunity to put bones in the arm under stress as the chair is put into the vertical position. Bones not put under stress lose density and is one of the reasons why we should include some sort of resistance training as we age.

 

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Wanted: Caregivers to Interview

Would you like to help change the experience of aging both for elders and for family and friend caregivers? Are you currently caring for a loved one or friend as they age? Have you cared for someone who has passed? Then Inhabitech is looking for you!

Inhabitech’s vision is to empower people to age gracefully and safely at home. Its mission is to enhance an elder’s ability to age in place and to support their network of caregivers through relevant, thoughtful and intuitive high tech systems. To do this, we need your help!

Inhabitech is looking to interview caregivers, either as part of focus groups or one on one to discover the challenges they face with the person they care for. This research will then be used to create products that will meet caregiver’s actual needs rather than what we imagine those needs are. We are looking to interview caregivers in the Greater Denver Area, including up to Loveland and Fort Collins.

If you would like to participate in an interview, please contact us at info@inhabitech.com. For more information about Inhabitech, visit our website at http://www.inhabitech.com.

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