Friday, July 1, 2011


If you haven't heard of the term GERONTECHNOLOGY, neither have I till quite recently. It refers to technology and research into products and services designed to improve the quality of life for older adults.

One of the many applications of gerontechnology is the designing of devices and equipment to assist people who face challenges as a result of declining capabilities due to ageing.

Most of the healthcare retailers that I've been to offer the usual items like wheelchairs, commodes, walkers and measuring devices. I have yet to come across devices that help make everyday tasks like dressing and cooking easier for elderly folks, more so if they have poor vision or suffer from stroke, arthritis, Parkinson's or are going through post-surgery rehabilitation.

With more and more young people (that's our children) studying or working away from their hometown, who will be there to care for their parents (that's you and me!) in their old age? Assistive devices will go a long way in providing the support needed for seniors to live independently.

Here are some products that I would love to have on my To-Buy list for my mom.

If you have come across any of these products or know where to buy these items, do contact Seniorsaloud so we can share the information with other seniors who might be interested.
Do drop by at the APHM Healthcare Exhibition at KL Convention Centre this weekend. You might find some assistive products that might be just the item you have been looking for. Click here for more information about the event.
For more on assistive devices and disability products, click on these links:

Disability Products

The Able Studio


Ezzy Riders

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


You can find some of the items shown above (such as the card holder) at

They have a couple different categories of products specialized for the elderly!