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Aging into AWARE

According to online research, we’re about to witness a huge shift in the U.S. population. With the aging of the baby boomers, by 2029, 71.4 million people will be age 65 or older. And what is a major byproduct of aging? Low vision. Many people are born with blindness or vision impairments, but many, many, more develop them as they age, especially in their later years. This large population of aging baby boomers will also be the most technologically advanced group in history to hit that age range, thanks to the major role technology and the internet have played in society the last 20 years or so. Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed baby boomers to remain active and increased

AWARE and "The Internet of Things"

The internet has quickly become a regular part of our everyday lives. We all use the internet to connect with the world and people around us. Near or far, dearest friends or perfect strangers, technology has given us a million ways to connect with one another. But it’s no longer limited to just our home desktop or that console in the computer lab at the library. With the internet becoming so easily accessible, there is no wonder each device that is created also has the ability to connect to the internet as well as with other devices. There is a concept known as the internet of things—The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—

Rasha Said joins Good Day Chicago to talk about hew new app, "Aware".

CHICAGO (FOX 32 NEWS) As the mother of a blind child, Rasha Said has one goal - she wants the walls to talk everywhere her son goes. It has become a reality for a handful of visually impaired Chicagoans who are using the Aware smartphone app and iBeacon technology. Chicago's Lighthouse has installed the smart system in their medical district facility. Mary Abramson, who is blind, said she uses it and loves it. With the app, Abramson can not only locate a destination, she can navigate once she's inside a building. "Just think about what this means when you're looking for the stairs in the subway or the entrance to the Jewel," Abramson said. The app works by communicating with a phone's GPS an

AWARE - Audio proximity from Sensible Innovations featured at Chicago Lighthouse

CHICAGO (WLS) - New technology is giving those that are blind and visually impaired more freedom. It's called Beacon Technology. Chicago's Lighthouse is one of the first facilities to put it to the test. "This new app involves technology called iBeacons and beacons are programmable devices that send out a signal to a smartphone that can be placed on the ceiling or on the walls of a facility," said Tom Perski, senior vice president of rehabilitation services at the Chicago Lighthouse. Perski said the beacons are paired with an app that anyone can download to their phone or tablet. "The app called Aware has some other features where a person can if they walk past a facility or a room and

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