Participants of an approximately two-hour-long tour, “Reif für die IFA – Generation 60+” (Ripe for IFA – the 60+ generation), which is offered every day at IFA 2016, were had a very diverse range of expectations. These included senior-friendly kitchen appliances and televisions, as well as fitness equipment. A Panasonic Blu-ray player was introduced in the VIP area, and the false notion that discs might lose their data after a few years even if you store them correctly was swiftly clarified. A recorder like this one makes deciding between the game and the crime drama much easier, because it can record both at the same time.
Participants also had the chance to try a hearing aid at the ReSound stand. It can be connected to a smartphone using Bluetooth and then used to make phone calls or play music.
The Qardio blood pressure monitor with its own app attracted a lot of interest. The company plans to release an ECG unit next year. asina has developed an Android interface designed to allow for the declining motor skills of older people. It turns the display into tiles and allows relatives or carers to quickly provide assistance through a smartphone.
Even though nobody on the tour required a walker, everyone agreed on one thing: Rear wheels that can be powered by two small electric motors to help with steep inclines, or steps, like the “ello” Rollator from eMovements, could be very helpful. The device makes a call to a predefined telephone number in the event of an emergency.
• 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. every day
• Meeting point: South Entrance (Süd), (left elevator)
• Pre-registration required at email@example.com
Further information at:http://b2c.ifa-berlin.de/EVENTS/Fuehrungen/Fuehrungen60/
Panasonic, Hall 5.2, Stand 101
ReSound, Hall 7.2b, Stand 201
Qardio, Hall 7.2c, Stand 126
asina, exelonix GmbH, Hall 11.1, Stand 18
ello, Hall 11.1, Stand 8.68