Lisa Hernandez

391 Flips | 2 Magazines | 15 Likes | 1 Following | 183 Followers | @hernandz | Fascinated with people adapting to technology, especially seniors, immigrants and people living in low income areas

“Known but not discussed”: Low-income people aren’t getting quality news and information. What can the industry do about it?

The search engine results that a woman who has served time in jail and is from a low-income community will see, while hunting for jobs, will be vastly different than those found by a graduating college senior who is on LinkedIn.<p>While the senior might get reputable, actual jobs, the woman encounters …

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Admit it, older people – you are addicted to your phones, too | Sophia Ankel

Over-reliance on mobiles isn’t just the scourge of the young, and it has a damaging effect on families<p>My mother likes to sit with her legs crossed on the sofa, glasses balanced on her nose, while she scrolls through her iPhone. I don’t know whether she is commenting on a friend’s family photo …

The Retired Couple That Made Uber More Senior-Friendly

Bob Carr swears he didn’t set out to hack Uber. The 67-year-old Atlantan just wanted to extend the ride-hailing app’s convenience to hundreds of …

New technology helps seniors suffering from memory loss reconnect to world

BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -<p>New technology is helping local seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia to plug back into the world around them.<p>Radiant …

Forget millennials: Here's a good reason why Apple should hire your grandmother

The U.S. population is getting older, richer and sicker.<p>Technology giants Amazon, Alphabet and Apple have created devices perfectly suited to help …

What you need to do when you inherit a Mac

The loss of a loved one is devastating. When this gets tied up with a technical support issue? Even worse. Mac 911 recently received several emails …

Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it's not just for the young

Tesla stock up despite $717 billion loss last quarter<p>Apple on track to become the first trillion dollar company<p>Amazon clears the air over new …

Digital natives will get old, too

Why we need to start designing technology that older people can use.<p>Technology can divide Americans as well as connect them, and older Americans face not one but two of these digital divides. Seniors are more likely to have lower incomes and live in rural areas—the traditional "digital divide" that …

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Bicycles reacting to speed for stable cycling

A Dutch consortium has developed an electrical bicycle that prevents elderly people from falling. The smart Assistive Bicycle, called SOFIE, …

Old Age

CORRECTING and REPLACING Humanetics is Revolutionizing Vehicle Safety for Baby Boomers

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Third paragraph, second sentence of release dated December 14, 2017, should read: While the industry has …

Cashflow, Net Worth & Collaborative Family Finances

1. See your family's finances in one place<p>Simplify your family’s financial life with a complete view of your <b>full net worth</b> including assets and …

Custom 3D-Printed Implants Could Treat Hearing Loss

Size comparison between 3D-printed prosthesis implant and a penny (via Radiological Society of North America)<p>Using CT scans and 3D printing, …

Stem Cells

The Airbnb For Affordable Housing Is Here

Nesterly, a new platform that pairs older homeowners with young renters, is riding a wave of interest in multigenerational living.<p>Brenda Atchison’s home in the Boston suburb of Roxbury has been in her family since 1946, and she’s lived there for nearly her entire life. At 66 years old, she’s an …

Minnesota Historical Society creating an app to help care for Alzheimer's patients

The Minnesota Historical Society is moving into health and wellness with a history-rich app that will help caregivers, dementia patients.<p>As dementia …

For Senior Communities, Wearables Can Keep Residents and Staff on a Healthy Track

Much of the promise of deploying wearable devices to residents of senior living communities lies in reporting meaningful health trends that might …

Blue Ridge Labs’ fellowship, focused on older adults, is a portrait of tech inclusivity

It appeared to be a typical pitch event: name tags, drinks and appetizers. But as I moved closer to the main room where the <b>Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin</b> …

Virtual reality showing actual anecdotal benefits for senior living residents

October 26, 2017<p>Share this content:<p>A senior living resident watches virtual reality content.<p>Brian Barnes knows how virtual reality appears to benefit …

82-year-old woman invents device to prevent hot car deaths

By Tierra Smith<br>Tampa Bay Times<p>CLEARWATER, Fla. — A nontraditional inventor is on a big mission to confront a controversial issue. Carol Staninger, …

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Trump Signs Bill Adding Email To Senior Fraud Law

One small corner of U.S. law has finally caught up with technology.<p>On Wednesday, President Trump signed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution …

SonicCloud raises $4M to bake a hearing aid into phone calls through an app

One night in Larry Guterman’s freshman year, he was at a loud party in a gym — and ended up with what he says was “ferocious” ringing in his ears afterward. But trip after trip to an audiologist, he said, came up without helpful results even though his hearing seemed to be headed south.<p>Then, one …

Five VR offerings for Older Adults and Patients in 2017

<b>What is virtual reality and why should seniors care?</b> Emerging from the gaming world, virtual reality technology and content is beginning to deliver …

Good news: Seniors are more tech-savvy. Bad news: You’ll have to watch what you say on Twitter

The old adage that you shouldn’t post anything on online that you wouldn’t want your mother to see, should now also include your grandmother.<p>More …

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

<i>Editor's note Aug. 23:</i> <i>This page has been updated to correct and clarify some things reported about AdhereTech. Scroll down to the "corrections" box at the bottom of this page for details about what has been changed.</i><p>What if I told you there was a way to use technology to save an estimated $100 …

Apps to Help Muslims Practice Their Faith Can Create New Conundrums

I walk around with my nose buried in my phone more often than I’d care to admit. In many ways, I’m probably just your average smartphone user, …

How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads—Literally

<b>My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller</b> started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively. …

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How to Improve Aging? Hack It

I feel like I’ve just seen two wildly different-looking bookends of ways to improve aging in America.<p>Last weekend, I attended the Spotlight Health …