Ling Sien Ngan
A Statement of the Problem: Keeping in mind the elderly have compromised/impaired sight, hearing, touch, coordination, memory and cognition, some gadget looks intimidating or lesser functionality than comprehensiveness. There are so many hi-tech gadgets to assist elderly. Some expensive, difficult to learn interface or its function cannot be seen or selected easily, duplicating applications between marginally improved gadget, non user friendly, fast evolving yet to mature but getting outdated fast, or too miniaturised button to see & handle. Elderly will have difficulty to choose which technology gadget is useful for his individualised scenario, such that money spend is worthwhile for single gadget that can meet several needs, instead of buying several gadgets with one covering a single function. Technology used include timer like alarm clock to remind routine chore like taking medicine, GPS for position identification if lost, 5G for heavy realtime data integration like driverless car, flying taxi, chef cooking robot.
Published Date: 2020-08-31;