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Smart Devices Seniors Need to be Using Right Now

Everyone knows smart devices can help make our lives easier. We can program our coffee pot to start brewing our morning coffee at a certain time, automate all the lights in the house, or even control our thermostats from across the globe.

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Everyone knows smart devices can help make our lives easier. We can program our coffee pot to start brewing our morning coffee at a certain time, automate all the lights in the house, or even control our thermostats from across the globe.

Here’s a roundup of a few smart devices we think can improve daily lives for seniors. And they all can be purchased on Amazon!

1. Nest Camera

The Nest Camera is super easy to install and will give anyone peace of mind. You can set these cameras up either indoors or outdoors and watch a live view from your smartphone!

Home security is so important now a days and the easier the device is to use, the better!

2. Apple Watch

As long as they have an iPhone, your grandparents can really benefit from wearable technology! There are many different apps you can use on the Apple Watch that helps monitor your health.

You can keep track of your steps, monitor your sleep, and as technology continues to improve, who knows what will be next!

 

 3. Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo plays music, can tell you the weather, and can even control other smart devices in your home with your voice!

Seniors can benefit from using the Echo for medication reminders, making lists, or getting notified of incoming calls or visitors at the front door!

 

4. Apple iPad

The Apple iPad can be used in so many different ways. Between the 1,000’s of applications in the app store, to the useful built in apps, there are tons of features seniors can utilize on the iPad.

Of course, we won’t forget that they will probably also enjoy playing Words With Friends or Candy Crush in their spare time.

 

 5. Philips Hue Lighting

Philips Hue bulbs are connected to Wi-Fi, can be set on schedules, dimmed, or on some – even changed to different colors.

What makes these bulbs special is the ability to connect them to Amazon Alexa and control them with your voice! They can also be synced with Nest products to customize when they come on and off even further.

 

6. Alivecor® KardiaMobile EKG Monitor 

KardiaMobile is the personal EKG that works with your smartphone and fits easily into your pocket. You can take unlimited EKGs anytime, anywhere without applying wires, cables or gels. This could be critical fr someone suffering from health issue who need to monitor their heart.

 

 

 7. Ring Video Doorbell 2

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 can be placed outside of your front door and you can view on your smartphone whenever someone rings your doorbell.

This can be very beneficial for seniors who struggle to make it to the door or aren’t mobile. The doorbell provides a live feed of who’s at the door and even includes two way chat capability so you can “shoo everyone away” from the comfort of your couch!

 

 8. iRobot Roomba 690

The Roomba can be scheduled to vacuum your home from anywhere using your smart phone! This can eliminate a household chore making it easier for seniors to stay in their home longer.

The robot goes right back to its charging station when it’s done so your floors will always be spotless.

 

Do you know of any other devices that should be added to this list? Comment below!

 

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