The health and fitness gadget market is rapidly expanding, but there are plenty of interesting tech innovations specially developed for the elderly that are often overlooked in favour of fancier gizmos. So, Shiny Shiny has been exploring a few of the tech developments unveiled at the Geriatric Care Fair in Hanover, Germany this week.
We love health and fitness gadgets here at Shiny Shiny, we even started a new blog dedicated to them over at Connected Health. But at the moment we’re really interested in some of the innovations we’re seeing that have been developed specially for the elderly.
A number of tech brands have launched products over the past few years with a more elderly audience in mind, just take a look at all of the mobile phones over at Hearing Direct, from the likes of Doro and Amplicom.
There are a number of specialist trade shows dedicated to geriatric health care across the globe (we saw some interesting demonstrations at CES too), but the most recent fair in Hanover, Germany has revealed some very interesting new gadgets and tech advances, like crazy dancing robots and a ‘gentle’ outdoor exercise wheel…[Images via Press Association]
Playfit Exercise Solutions
Playfit is focused on providing people of all ages with various kinds of exercise equipment. Together the products look a bit like a boring kid's playground, but they're specially designed to combine simple exercise routines with massages to improve circulation, mobility and co-ordination.