The television has become the focal point in many American homes. The television is our source of news, weather, sports, entertainment, movies, games, and family photos. The television has become the main source of communication for many American’s with the outside world. With the onslaught of new technology in the televisions of today, it is difficult for a consumer to determine the best product for their needs.
3-D TV’s are now readily sold in the marketplace. Because of its immense reach, 3-D on TV should be able to bring 3-D to the masses. However TV has serious limitations to incorporate this technology so this idea is still in its infancy. To employ 3-D glasses with current TV the major challenge is to keep the process inexpensive and easy to implement. Researchers say that while this 3-D technology is available now, it will be at least 10 years before native 3-D truly reaches American living rooms.
Hitachi has just entered this field, but Philips and Sansung has decided to leave this field without new offerings. The overall sales of 3-D TV’s are still quite dismal and without mass production the cost of this technology remains quite expensive. Some manufacturers are offering alternatives.
Chromadepth 3-D is a system that works with the difference in hue with colors running from red to blue. Red objects appear in the front, yellow and green appear in the middle and the blue and black are in the back. Using the special glasses supplied, this process produces a lower grade 3-D experience.
Pulfrich 3-D is a system that actually works quite well and provides and interesting solution. Two shows, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Shark Week ON THE Discovery Channel both broadcast in this method. The only problem is that the camera must not remain still or the effect is lost. The camera must be moving for this process to work.
It is easy to determine that while 3-D TV is a great idea, overall it is just not ready for the everyday American household.
All of us must face the daunting task of one day caring for our elderly parents. This becomes even more of a challenge if your parents are living far from your home. One of the true blessings of today’s technology capabilities is the myriad options available to help care for one’s aging parents. There is a wealth of information readily available on the internet and many services and companies cater to this growing need as the baby-boomer generation moves towards their later years.
Medication is a vital concern. Not only what type of medication, but tracking the medicines your parents take and administering them correctly and in a timely fashion. Today there are many medication reminder systems available. Studies show that non-compliance can have very serious health consequences. Sometimes elderly patients simply forget to take their medicine. Sometimes the doctor did not spend enough time explaining how to properly take the correct dose. Sometimes patients simply start to feel better and think they no longer need to take the prescription. However, those with a chronic illness can suffer greatly without a proper regimen of medication.
Pill boxes are the old fashioned method used for years. They can have slots for different times of the day and if caregivers simply aid in loading the medicines a week in advance, this system will work for many. Newer versions of the electronic pill boxes come equipped with alarms and the ability to store medications and dose them out based on a pre-set instruction.
Reminder Alarms are tied into software programs that sound an alarm when the patient must take their dosage. They can be programmed to work at various times of the day depending on the patient’s individual needs. Watches can also be programmed for this purpose. There are even versions of alarms that fit into one’s pillowcase to wake up the patient when it is time to take their medicine. Electronic reminders are relatively inexpensive.
Finally, there are pill dispensers tied into a computer software package that will actually dole out the prescribed medicine at the correct time. Dispensers are the most expensive systems in the marketplace, but many times they are the best option. Some of these dispensers can be remotely monitored by the caregiver to ensure medication is taken at the correct time and in the correct dosage.
Determining the best option for your particular situation is a discussion best held with the patient, the doctor and the caregiver.
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