From amplified telephones and listening systems for televisions, to devices for fall detection and remote monitoring, the technology industry is responding to a growing demand for products specifically designed for today's ageing population.

According to the Ageing Technology Alliance (AgeTek), the ageing population is a market representing more than $2.5 trillion in annual spending power. 

"Innovative gadgets and modern technology can mean that you don't have to struggle so hard in order to get by," a recent Smart Senior blogger observed. The author cited several low-tech gadgets to make daily tasks easier, including soft-handled or large-grip cooking and eating utensils, swivel cushions that make getting in and out of a car easier, and an assistive device that eliminates the need to bend over when putting on socks.

High-tech assistive technology for ageing adults is "nearing science fiction territory," an article in SmartMoney magazine reported. Examples cited in the article included shoes that help you keep your balance, a scanner that "reads" text aloud, and a voice-activated wheelchair that knows its way around your home. Also mentioned were wearable devices that can automatically detect falls and send Web alerts to loved ones, as well as ones that can relay heart-rate and body-temperature changes, and motion and floor-vibration sensors that can detect if you fall, walk abnormally or can't get out of bed.

If you're interested in following the latest technology available for ageing adults, check out the Ageing Technology Alliance (AgeTek), Smart Senior, Ageing in Place Technology Watch and ElderGadget.com websites.

Do you or a loved one have a favourite gadget you would like to share as possible christmas gift ideas with our readers?

Right at Home Australia is your local expert for issues related to caring for your loved one and is dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. Right at Home offers in-home care and assistance so your loved one can continue living independently and enjoying a vibrant life. Our caregivers are screened, trained and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.

Cookie Notification

This website uses cookies. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

I accept and understand


At Right at Home our priority is the health and wellbeing of our caregivers, clients and community.

We continue to monitor and follow guidelines set by the Federal Department of Health, the World Health Organisation and local and state health agencies.

We have the capability and know how to offer you assistance in your home now. Should you need assistance please contact your Right at Home local office.

Go to our COVID-19 update page.