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Eight New Technologies from AARP's Health Innovation@50+
May 30 marked the beginning of the AARP Life@50+ National Event in Las Vegas – and it also marks the results of the Health Innovation@50+ event sponsored by the Thought Leadership team led by Jody Holtzman at AARP. The finalists are noted below, with their descriptions drawn from the AARP website. Not noted are two firms, Lively and CareMerge, that we have described following the 2013 What’s Next Summit in Chicago. Here are the other eight finalists, all information is from the AARP site:
AdhereTech. "AdhereTech has created wireless pill bottles that improve medication adherence. These bottles measure the exact number of pills in the bottle in real-time, wirelessly send this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their medication via automated phone call or text message." Learn more at Adheretech.com.
CoPatient. "CoPatient identifies medical billing errors and negotiates medical debt for consumers. Individuals have few tools or trusted resources to know if the medical bills they receive are accurate. Our Advocates find errors in the majority of bills reviewed, realizing savings between 30-70%!" Learn more at CoPatient.com.
Home Team Therapy. "Home Team Therapy uses online video and the Microsoft Kinect sensor to help physical therapy patients exercise at home. We deliver a fully personalized physical rehabilitation experience that is driven by a physical therapist’s medical expertise and coaching." Learn more at Hometeamtherapy.com.
LabDoor. "LabDoor uses science to tell you what’s really in dietary supplements. On iOS and LabDoor.com, consumers scan or search a product for instant A-F grades based on the safety and efficacy of the product. LabDoor reverse-engineers hundreds of products to expose inaccurate labels, contaminated products and false claims." Learn more at LabDoor.com. *** LabDoor was the winner on June 1, 2013.
LifeVest. "LifeVest is the "stock" tied to your health. By tying health incentives directly to improved health, we transform the abstract value of health into something concrete, cash. Beyond making wellness smarter and more efficient, LifeVest is changing the way we see our health by changing how we value it." Learn more at LifeVestHealth.com.
SoundFest. "SoundFest develops and sells RealClarity, a patent-pending system, consisting of an app and an elegant wireless earpiece to offer a powerful, low-cost solution for hearing assistance. SoundFest is two years old and led by successful entrepreneurs and signal processing experts." Learn more at SoundFest.com.
Veristride. "Veristride provides an integrated shoe insole / smartphone / analysis solution that gives users their own information about their movement abilities, including real-time information and feedback. We seek to allow older adults to evaluate, track, and improve mobility and stability in the comfort of their own homes and communities." Learn more at veristride.com.
Wello. "Wello lowers the barriers to getting healthy by delivering a convenient and accountable fitness solution. Clients find qualified trainers in an online marketplace and seamlessly schedule, pay for and interact over live, two-way video, either 1-on-1 or with a group using a laptop and webcam." Learn more at Wello.com.