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Asking Bing and ChatGPT about AI-enabled technologies to help older adults

Technology trackers, don't quit your day job yet. But forward motion is detectable.  Asked: "What AI technologies are available today to help older adults?" Learning about the interpretation of the question and the selection of responses is interesting. The result of good PR from the companies named?  How should marketers view content creation in this new world?  Does it depend on a loose definition of what is AI?  All of the above?  It's a good idea that intermediaries will be required to assess the utility of the responses and the offerings that present them, at least in the short term. But here are answers:

Introducing WellAware Care: An Affordable In-Home Safety Solution

02/27/2023

BOSTON, Mass (Feb. 27, 2023) - WellAware Care (wellawarecare.com) offers remote monitoring and fall detection systems for patients with neurological disorders, such as strokes, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Patients with these types of conditions are usually senior citizens who are more prone to accidental falls that lead to severe injury and challenging complications. By using remote monitoring technology, patients and their support network can breathe a sigh of relief knowing WellAware Care is scanning the premises in real-time 24/7! 

The hype of aging in place -- so bad for so many

The articles and tech industry focus on ‘aging in place’ and fear. And it’s not unlike the ‘I’ve Fallen and I can’t Get Up’ fear. AARP fuels it with survey results (77% of the 50+ want to age in place). Free-lance writers follow up with an Aging in Place story citing the survey. It capitalizes on the recent CES with a laundry list of tech offerings that could help with fears -- like sensors, medication management, motion sensors and smart watches to mitigate fear of falling. And AARP helps add brand recognition to the term ‘Age Tech’ with a collaborative of companies at the Nexus of Longevity and Technology to deal with health issues and mitigate fear.  But wait…

Nobi -- AgeTech Device Helps Protect Seniors by Detecting and Preventing Falls

01/10/2023

Nobi—an AI-powered smart lamp that focuses on fall detection and prevention
for older adults. It is helping to protect against injury and death, while
also reducing healthcare costs due to falls.

WHO estimates that medical costs associated with falls by people over 65 will
reach $240 billion per year worldwide by 2040.

One last look at 2022's important changes before CES

CES begins next week – but never mind – what mattered in 2022? The press releases for next week’s 2023 Consumer Electronics Show are stacking up. These will be featured in blogs over the next week or two. Weird and wacky, teeny-tiny, virtual, augmented, robotic, metaverse-y – remote this-and-that. Invented by young and old, the result of competitions and criteria -- for example, consider Eureka Park. They can be shepherded by organizations like AARP, appear in international exhibits like the Swiss pavilion, the Korean and beyond. For those attending, tennis shoes will be required. But before we dive into the startups next week, here is one more look at 2022 – what was notable during that could/might/will serve and help older adults?

ORIGIN AND ALOE CARE HEALTH FORGE PARTNERSHIP TO ADVANCE IN-HOME ELDERCARE SAFETY

12/15/2022

GREENBELT, Md. and NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin™ and Aloe Care Health (Aloe Care) have forged a partnership that will result in a breakthrough in-home safety solution for older adults and caregivers. In the first half of 2023, Aloe Care will launch new in-home safety devices and a service offering that will automatically detect whole-home motion and falls. In addition to Aloe Care's advanced machine learning tools, the system will use Origin's patented WiFi Sensing technology, eliminating the need for wearable devices or cameras indoors.

Bone Health Technologies announces positive Topline Results from Groundbreaking Pivotal Trial of Non-pharmacological Treatment for Osteopenia

11/30/2022

San Francisco, CA (November 30, 2022)— Bone Health Technologies (BHT), a leading innovator of technologies for improving bone health, announces today topline results of its pivotal trial of the Osteoboost Vibration Belt. The results found that using Osteoboost more than three times per week in each of four quarters provided a statistically significant reduction in the loss of vertebral bone strength among participants— with no reported device-related serious adverse events.

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