The term technology symbolizes ‘the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in the domain of computer technology and communication.’ This dictionary definition of the word technology symbolizes the rationale behind the concept of mobile application development. Away from the fun quotient of application usage there is a very meaningful side to it.
The elderly and senior citizens are very important part of the community. They cannot be ignored and require technological innovation that can assist them during difficult times. Addressing this thought, several mobile apps development companies have designed some amazing application that helps overcome varied challenges of the old age. Here is a list of top iPhone apps that are designed for the elderly.
A very thoughtful app that is designed to ensure that the user does not forget to take his/her pills on time. By simply entering the same, a user can set reminder for pill intake, dosage, time and other relevant information. It is an extremely user friendly apps that can be customized as per individual need and requirement.
This is a free iPhone application that is designed for partially –sighted and visually impaired users. This application allows users to take picture of an item and then speak a question upon which they get multiple spoken answers. A great application for all practical need and purpose.
(iTunes Store:- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vizwiz/id439686043?mt=8)
3. Dragon Dictation
Dragon dictation is amazing applications that allows elderly users to text message or compose an email by just dictating into the phone. It is a voice-recognition app that is very easy to use.
(iTunes Store:- https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8)
4. Magnifying Glass
Magnifying glass is a free, useful app that allows old and weak eyes to read the minutest texts. This application incorporates the zoom feature of a camera that acts like a magnifying glass. The application has received rave reviews which have made reading easy for many older people as well as those who have poor reading vision.
5. Blood Pressure Tracker
BP or blood pressure is a medical condition which is generally associated with old age. However, given the life condition, stress and poor eating habit that the generation of this century is synonymous with, a number of young and middle age people are seen with this condition. Blood pressure tracker is a perfect application that is simple to use on an iPhone. It helps users monitor blood pressure levels, heart rate which is crucial for maintaining good health.
6. Motion Doctor
Joint pain and arthritis are some common ailments associated with old age. To reduce pain and restore mobility of hand and legs, Motion Doctor is an amazing application that teaches older people different types of physical and mobility exercises. One can easily customize an exercise plan my filling relevant information such as baby part, profession, age etc. This application acts like your personal trainer and ensures that you remain healthy at all times.
(iTunes Store:- https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/motion-doctor/id403219869?mt=8)
Crossword, the age old game that is usually found in news paper column is now in the form of an application. It is a perfect application that engages older people which constructive activity. There are several crossword apps available both on the iTunes and Google’s Play Store. One such popular app is “NYTimes Crosswords” by Magmic Inc..
(iTunes Store:- https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/nytimes-crosswords/id307569751?mt=8)
In many ways technology and high end gadgets have made life easy for all of us. It is normally perceived that older people take time in embracing new trends, technology or a gadget that may be very popular otherwise. Perhaps application is an excellent way to bridge the gap between elderly and technology.
There are several iPhone developers who have conceived the idea for applications that are extremely handy for senior citizens. Many older people have benefited from these apps and are using it on a regular basis. Since, these application are built keeping in the mind the elderly, they are extremely easy to use and handle.