The Teacher becomes the Student: Caregiving and Accessible Technology

The following blog post was written by Ellen Kampel, Public Relations Manager for Accessibility at Microsoft.  Nearing her 25 year mark at Microsoft, Ellen holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and works on technology issues related to aging and people with disabilities. — Recently, as I brought my husband home from the hospital after…


Using Kinect and HealthVault to Enhance Seniors’ Well-being

Since May 2011, seniors in Los Angeles have been getting fit, increasing social interaction, and enhancing their quality of life, thanks to a public-private partnership developed by Microsoft, the Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation, and St. Barnabas Senior Services. Details of the program—the “Exergamers” Wellness Club, which combines evidence-based health education,…