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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Credit card protects seniors from fraud
The elderly population are one of the most vulnerable when it comes to financial fraud, and statistics show that this exploitation costs seniors around USD 2.9 billion a year. In order to provide a barrier between older people and scammers, the True Link card monitors payments and instantly alerts carers or relatives when a suspicious transaction is made. READ MORE…
This emergency help button could help seniors lead more active lives
The elderly are more prone to succumbing to illnesses and health conditions, and therefore require greater attention to ensure they’re ok, and we’ve already seen innovations such as the Oxitone watch, which automatically alerts doctors when users begin to have heart trouble. Now the Amulyte is a wearable ‘assistance needed’ button that helps any senior to let family and caregivers know if they’re in trouble, wherever they are. READ MORE…
For seniors, web-connected computer looks like a side table
Older people can be overwhelmed – or simply disengaged – with new technologies, and we’ve already seen Belgium’s CareSquare provide a more user-friendly interface for the elderly. Now a new platform, called webnapperon, wants to integrate social tech more seamlessly into the lives of seniors by designing a simplified computer setup as a traditional home side table. READ MORE…
In the UK, retirees are paid to share their skills in group activities
We’ve already seen the UK’s grandmothers tutoring Indian children and delivering recession-busting advice, so it should come as no surprise to see another service that aims to tap the expertise of society’s senior citizens. Sure enough, The Amazings is a new social enterprise in London that’s designed to “help people who are about to retire or have retired create amazing experiences with the skills, knowledge and passion they’ve picked up throughout their life”. READ MORE…