You might think that all the technological advancements, especially the smartphone apps, are cherished by the youngsters who always look busy in browsing, downloading, and using new apps. But the time has changed so rapidly that the older people are quickly catching up to this new era.
Bearing it in mind, I have chosen a few applications that are actually targeted for old folks but nobody will fine you if you consume them as well.
Well, as the name suggests, it is as easy as it is. Just save the name of the pills you take, its timing, dosage, frequency, there you go. The app will remind you each day at the given time via PUSH notification. Now there is no running for those who avoid taking proper medication. Pill Reminder makes it easy for those who usually forget to take their supplements regularly.
The app is available for GBP 0.69 on iOS.
Some call it the alternative to Siri, Apple’s digital assistant, but I just deem it another app that lets you voice control you smartphone. From short messages to long emails, from Facebook updates to Tweets, just do by speaking to your smartphone.
Save the hassle of typing 100s of words with five-times-faster-than-typing Dragon Dictation. Give a break to your hands old man.
This app helps the partially sighted, or blind, people to get the awareness of their surroundings from others in no time. All they have to do is to take it picture of their surroundings and speak a question and soon they will have spoken answers from remotely positioned people.
“VizWiz is an iPhone app that allows blind users to receive quick answers to questions about their surroundings. VizWiz combines automatic image processing, anonymous web workers, and members of the user’s social network in order to collect fast and accurate answers to their questions.”
It may sounds strange but can be beneficial if the visually impaired old people learn how to use it. Thank God it is free.
I may not like pets but I do the moniker of this iOS application. iMutt is meant for those old guys who like having pets and take them to long walks, a healthy activity indeed. The basic idea behind this activity based app is for older people “to learn practical skills and tasks associated with caring for a dog, as well as unexpected events that reflect real life scenarios in a rehoming centre. You’ll have to maintain and monitor your dog’s wellbeing and make sure his energy is up, behaviour is on track, happiness is fulfilled, and health is top-notch!”