Fashionably Fit with Wearable Technology
New tools helping older adults stay active, informed, and rewarded
Wearable technology. Have you heard this term? At face value one might take it to mean that you can now use your new laptop as a dinner jacket. Quite the vision, but hardly practical, and certainly not very warm.
Wearable technology is actually something that is, dare I say, pretty cool. And useful, too. Especially for older adults.
Instead of a laptop computer, think about much smaller everyday accessories, like a watch, bracelet, or belt. Savvy companies are infusing these common accessories with new technology so that while your watch can still reliably tell you the time, it can also measure your heart rate, count the amount of calories you burn over time, or track your movements and range of motion.