New Technologies to improve the health and well-being of the elderly

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the many possibilities that new technologies offer to improve the health and well-being of older people. During the last year, it has been shown that technology is a very effective tool in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of many pathologies, as well as in preserving the physical and mental health of the elderly.

New technologies reduce anxiety and restlessness levels

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An article by Susana Torre, Communication Department of the La Vostra Llar group
La Vostra Llar residential centers have a weekly program of activities and therapies adapted to the needs, interests and capacities of the users who are being cared for. A dynamic program, which is modified, adjusted and personalized throughout the user’s stay in the … Read more

Digital and older technologies: new challenges today

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An article by Mayte Vázquez Resino, Health Psychologist
“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves determines the quality of our lives” Anthony Robbins
In December 2019, the Covid-19 disease arises, being recognized as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. One of its greatest consequences is established with social isolation, as a beneficial means … Read more

New technologies make their way into nursing homes

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An article by CleceVitam
The Spanish population over 65 years of age represents 17% of the total. It is estimated that in 2050, this percentage will exceed 30% and more than 4 million people will overcome the 80s barrier. In recent years life expectancy has increased and there has been a change in the family social model … Read more

Predictive capacity of telecare services,
telemedicine and telemonitoring through Big Data

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An article by Tunstall Spain
Countless times we have heard that we live in a sea of ​​data, data that is desperately out there waiting for us to collect it so that we can learn from it to improve the quality of life. Every action in our daily life is a piece of information to understand and interpret. Thanks to the power of “Data” contributed among others by … Read more

Technology allows infinite applications in health
and well-being of the elderly

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An article by Eduardo Jáuregui, founder and CEO of Irisbond
Socially, there is a tendency to believe that new technologies are developed and are for young people, but nothing is further from reality, since technology is becoming more and more essential among the elderly. And it is that, thanks to the extraordinary technological advances that … Read more

New technologies as allies in health promotion
and the welfare of the elderly

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An article by Laura Camps, Head of Integration Grupo Colisée
Technology is currently one more element of our day to day. The last few years have been characterized by a significant increase in the development of technological projects that have affected different areas of life, such as industrial, commercial and social, among many others … Read more

Empowerment, cognitive development and quality of care:
advanced technology in the elderly

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An article by Sanitas Mayores
The health crisis that we have experienced has forced us, as a society, to integrate advanced technology into any aspect of our day-to-day life at an unprecedented speed and in an almost obligatory way. And in the specific case of older people, this has contributed to reducing the well-known digital divide … Read more

If you are born in the Basque Country, you will die later,
and with technology you will add less fragile years

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An article by Juan Carlos Santamaría, Communication Director of Inithealth (Init Group)
If you are born in the Basque Country, you will have a good chance of dying later than in any other corner of Spain. Even the planet. With this news we had breakfast reading El Correo on December 29, 2020. It was the day after April Fools’ Day, but the news was real … Read more

The laser in Geriatric Podiatry

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An article by Marcos Villares, member of the Governing Board of the General Council of Official Colleges of Podiatrists (CGCOP)
The laser has aroused great interest among podiatric professionals, mainly for the treatment of onychomycosis (toenail fungus), although there are other applications in podiatric clinics. Onychomycosis is one of the great … Read more

Home sweet and tech home

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An article by Francisco Olavarría, NeurOn’s Head of Commercial and Attention to People
New technologies such as home automation can help delay the dreaded institutionalization and better yet, to please what older people most desire, to stay in the familiar environment, at home. The confinement of recent years has served to accelerate pending issues … Read more

Digital technologies: the bridge of the elderly to the rest of the generations

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An article by ionTab Mayores
It is an increasingly common scene in family gatherings and unthinkable just a few years ago: seeing grandparents and grandchildren playing together, on a Tablet or on a smartphone, any app or downloadable game. This type of interaction is very different from the visits “by commitment” that used to take place between family members and people … Read more

From the cane to the smart home:
How technology can help improve the lives of older people

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An article by Ruth Cuscó, Managing Director of ASHO
Getting older is a part of life that we must not only accept but enjoy, and society increasingly gives us more tools to make this period as comfortable as possible. For this, we have a great ally in technology. Since the beginning of time we have … Read more

Technology as a tool for cognitive stimulation in Alzheimer’s

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An article by Joan Hernández Farigola, head of the Memory Workshops at Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are all those technologies that participate and mediate the communication processes between human beings. In our daily life, we can find these technological devices: the telephone, the computer, the Tablet, Apps, the GPS … Read more

Why is a care laboratory necessary?

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An article by Esteban Gómez Suárez, President of the Official College of Nursing of Asturias (CODEPA)
Every day we hear about innovation, its importance for the advancement of our society. We are amazed at the great technological advances that aim to make our lives easier, better. Without a doubt, scientific advances, knowledge and the digital world put before us, before whom … Read more

The most human side of technology

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An article by Alfonso de Lucas David, Director of Technology and Innovation at Valdeluz Mayores (Grupo Arpada)
The «digital transformation» is probably one of the most current terms in our country, especially accentuated during this terrible pandemic that we have suffered in the last two years. With the arrival of European rescue funds, the machinery of the large companies of … Read more

Advanced TAD, Human TAD

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An article by Atenzia, a company specialized in the social and health field
Times are different, they have changed. The digital revolution has arrived to transform our day-to-day activities, breaking into all areas and sectors, including the social and health care sector. A unique opportunity opens up before us, but also an important challenge: using the new tools … Read more

Virtual reality to improve the quality of life and well-being of residents

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An article by Aurora García (Occupational Therapist), Iván Martínez (Socio Cultural Animation Technician) and Andrea Hernández Hervás (Psychologist) from Ballesol Príncipe de Vergara
The Obie projector is an intelligent system that consists of a high-quality projector, motion sensors and a wide variety of games adapted for the elderly. The handling of the device is simple … Read more

The digitization of telecare and the revolution in proximity services

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An article by Antonio Palomino Alarcos, Commercial Director of Essence Group in Spain and Portugal
We are immersed in the blackout of analog communication networks around the world. The operators have decided to end traditional fixed telephony and the reality is that there are multiple arguments: cost savings, energy efficiency, improved service … Read more

Artificial Intelligence applied in residences:
greater efficiency in workflows, more comfortable users and better care

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An article by Juan Alos, director of the ALCAD Facility business unit
User care in nursing homes has evolved a lot, and for the better, in recent years. The greater specialization of the socio-sanitary teams and the change in the business model of the residences themselves, swinging from a concept of “hospital” towards a more … Read more

The Nutriactiva app favors nutritional recovery
and functional of the elderly

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An article by Gonzalo Zárate, medical director of Danone Specialized Nutrition
The Nutriactiva application, created by Nutricia, allows the healthcare professional to recommend a comprehensive program to their patients, based on taking the most pertinent nutritional treatment, as well as on a series of physical exercises that promote adequate nutritional, metabolic and functional recovery. The pandemic and lockdown have … Read more

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