Monday, December 27, 2010

Apps remind the aging to turn off the stove - The Boston Globe

Sign of the times

That is why I am hopeful about cognitive orthotics, the hand-held gadgets and apps that will remind us to water our plants, shut off our stoves, and guide us home when we get lost in our planned communities.

A new Android app, Tell My Geo, is a fresh entry in this emerging category of tools, which (and I find this a bit troubling) ask us to swap privacy for freedom. The app combines the functions of a medical alert bracelet with those of a personal navigator and can help folks experiencing “senior moments’’ get back on course.

Apps remind the aging to turn off the stove - The Boston Globe

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