5 Tech Gadgets for Seniors on This International Day of Older Persons

Looking for a tech gift for your seniors on this International Day of Older Persons? Here we have outlined some tech gadgets that will make their life easier.)

International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 every year in Singapore and other parts of the world. What are you going to gift your grandparents this special day?

Why not gift them some tech pieces that make their life easy?

From fitness tracker to tablets, these pieces of tech make their life easier.

Choosing the best tech gift for your beloved seniors is determined by the person that you want to give the present to. First, before choosing a gadget for the seniors, make sure the gadget tech that you want to give these seniors will be useful to them. Moreover, it should be something that seniors would easily understand.

We have rounded up such pieces of technology you should provide your elders. Let’s check out what makes our list of tech gadgets for seniors:

Tablets and iPads:

Tablets are a perfect source of entertainment as well as they are easy to handle for seniors. They can play game or access useful apps. Your beloved one can view photos, interact with their loved ones via communicator or social networking, listen to music, read, learn languages and view photos.

Wireless Headphones:

Wireless headphones help your grandpa hear music from their device better. They can be connected via Bluetooth. It can greatly improve the quality of your video calls, or let them enjoy other audio feature like a radio show. Speakers can be another great gift option for your beloved seniors.

Health and Fitness Tracking Wearable:

Health and fitness wearable are a perfect gift for your grandpa who wants to stay fit and keep active. These wearable automatically monitors daily activity, heart rate, blood pressure and sleep. This way, they can get a better idea of their health and learn what their body requires. Make sure to choose the one with a large OLED display so that they can read it any time of day or night.

Digital Assistant:

This is a great technological advancement for the elderly. The digital assistant responds to voice commands, making them ideal for seniors with mobility problems. They can set alarms, broadcast news, play song, open digital locks and turn on and off lights—just on their voice command. The popular digital assistant on the market is the Amazon Echo.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner:

Elders may not be able to completely clean their house. Luckily, technology has come forward to help them with their chores. For example, a robotic vacuum cleaner cleans a room on its own. You just sit back and relax. It comes with automatic sensors to be fit to the walls to avoid obtrusion. The robotic vacuum cleaner can be operated from a smartphone.

Wireless Home Monitoring:

If your seniors are living alone, choosing a wireless home monitoring system does make sense. Home monitoring systems consist of sensor devices to detect emergencies like unusual behaviour, falls, and vital signs—without disturbing their privacy. Then, there is a CCTV camera you can access via your smartphone to see if they are alright.

So these are some gift items you can gift your beloved seniors on the occasion of International Day of Older Person. What do you think? Please let us know by commenting below.

About Ng Wei Khang

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Support, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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