home and remote monitoring

includes fall detection, motion sensors, webcams & Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)

Care Angel Poised to Revolutionize the Way We Care for Aging Loved Ones

03/18/2015

Miami, FL (March 18, 2015) – Wolf Shlagman, noted telemedicine entrepreneur and the founder of Consult a Doctor, today announced the formation of his latest venture, Care Angel, a startup in stealth mode focused on revolutionizing and simplifying the way we care for our aging loved ones. >>> Read more . . .

Independa Closes Extended $6 Million Series B, Bringing Total Funding to More Than $10 Million

03/10/2015

SAN DIEGO – March 10, 2015 -- Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced it has closed its Series B funding round, raising $6 million. The Series B funding immediately accelerates Independa’s market expansion, while also funding new product development and advancing innovative solutions. >>> Read more . . .

Study: Remote Monitoring at Home Brings Lower Costs and Better Outcomes

01/07/2015

The central objective of remote monitoring technologies has always been to help seniors and the chronically ill live safely and independently in their own homes, and at lower costs than hospitals.

Caregiving technology needs a version 2.0 upgrade

The dilemma of distance -- boomers have parents who live in, for example, Florida. The oldest boomer is 69. They’re not all that healthy. The still-living parent(s) may be even less healthy. In this age of medical specialization and long distance families, many aging women living alone: they need to see doctors, perhaps multiple doctors. Even if the children of aging parents live nearby, experiencing enhanced intergenerational proximity (!), the aging parent may ultimately live alone. With life expectancy for woman now averaging 88+, it is safe to say that older boomers are still involved in coordinating the care of their aging parent/mother. And they’re doing it from a distance – since the boomer woman with a career may not reside in Florida. Consider that Florida is now on track to become the 3rd largest state – with population growth primarily from migration. The state now has a median age of 74 for its 65+ population, one-quarter of that population widowed. But the dilemma of distance criss-crosses the country from California to Maine, from upstate New York to New Mexico. >>> Read more . . .

Families, Tech and Caregiving: FCA Showcases Emerging Technologies for Caregivers

12/18/2014
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most long-term care in this country is performed by families, not institutions. And, as in other areas of our society, new technologies have emerged as change agents in that care.

Five Recent Technology Announcements for Aging in Place

There is more to the world of aging-related technologies than CES. Seriously, can that be true? And yes, I actually know several people who asked me in the past week -- what is CES? My explanation was weak -- there were no follow-up questions. Anyway, these five companies that have been focused on technology to help older adults made recent announcements of changes to their business strategies, products, and/or branding approaches. Each in its own way offers a milestone for the industry -- but taken together, the announcements demonstrate a focus on the older adult population and new ways to deliver benefit for them by providing additional products, service innovations and partnerships during 2015. Text comes directly from company websites: >>> Read more . . .

Intel-GE Care Innovations™ Launches Health Harmony, New Solution to Connect Clinicians, Patients, and Family Caregivers in the Home

11/10/2014

ROSEVILLE, Calif., November 10, 2014 – Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, today announced the launch of its latest telehealth technology system, Health Harmony. The platform simplifies remote patient monitoring by providing intuitive and easy-to-use technology that enables patients, clinicians, care providers, and family caregivers to collaborate for better care in the home and within normal daily routines. >>> Read more . . .

CES 2015 Part 3 of 3 – Six more innovations useful for older adults

So many companies, so much press.  So far, even though the gadget gadfly media has produced multiple post-CES articles, they are mostly of the gizmos-for-you and even for those health tech companies like Withings, press caught them in the activity-tracking ‘fun’ wearable category. Some write-ups were good visual tours, and some press folk offered up a ho-hum, nothing new to see here view, like the NY Times – Everything Old is New Again. Which is silly. There were a gazillion new things to see at CES, but no way to make sense of them. The floor layout in both convention centers we were in could best be categorized as dart board random -- except for booth numbers and mega-broad categories. So to finish off this trilogy of post-CES blogs, Part 1 addressed a few tech offerings in the aging-related space. Part 2 took a look at a few of the health-related technology innovations. Finally, a few others that could assist in the older adults market, here some additional picks, only OnKöl and VideoforAlle targeting the senior market. As Ars Technica noted about CES 2015, that's a wrap. >>> Read more . . .

Independa Launches the Caregiver Mobile App, Announces Apple Watch and HealthKit Integration

01/06/2015

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2014 – At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced the launching of its mobile app solution on Apple iPhones and iPads, including integration with Apple Watch and the Apple HealthKit platform. As an early adopter of Apple Watch and HealthKit, Independa further expands its market leadership into consumer health and remote care management for the older adult generation. >>> Read more . . .

Independa TV-based Social Engagement and Remote Care Solution to become available for Purchase by Individuals for their Loved Ones

01/06/2015

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2014 – At the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show, Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced its entrance into the consumer market by making the unique and award-winning Independa TV available to anyone who is struggling to provide remote care for their aging loved one. This powerful and simple TV-based solution enhances the lives and independence of older adults aging in place and provides peace of mind to their caregivers.

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