New High-Tech Age-Friendly Devices

Here are 7 new devices to help the 50+ set stay healthy and independent as reported in the AARP newsletter.

1. Adjustable-focus eyeglasses
Details: pixeloptics.com
Cost: About $1,200

2. Smart blood pressure monitor
Details: withings.com/en/bloodpressuremonitor
Cost: $129.99

3. Ultra-portable ultrasound
Details: mobisante.com
Cost: $7,500

4. Wireless blood glucose monitor
Details: www.telcare.com
Cost: $150 ($75 through Medicare; private insurance may reimburse)

5. Portable liquid oxygen system
Details: www.philips.com/homelox

6. Personal tracking device
Details: www.safetynetbylojack.com
Cost: $99 initial enrollment, $30/month service charge

7. Wireless personal assistant
Details: www.activecare.com
Cost: $180 activation fee, $60/month service charge