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Silent Beacon Personal Safety Device

08/06/2019
Silent Beacon is a wearable, wireless panic-button device that connects to smartphones, tablets and other compatible Bluetooth™ devices. Unlike other safety devices, with one button push the Beacon can place a call to 911 or to another emergency contact while simultaneously alerting up to 6 additional contacts with a text, email, and live tracking GPS location — so you can use the Beacon to talk to emergency responders while also letting your loved ones know you need help immediately.
 
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Six new technologies for older adults – July 2019

More smarts are moving into tech for older adults. AI capabilities combined with a Voice First interface is increasingly expected – and so they are part of new offerings to help older adults, bothliving at home or in senior living communities. Will older adults be comfortable with them?  Will they be used effectively to help them remain as safe, independent and/or well as possible? These remain to be validated, but between the smarter homes and the smart devices, we are heading into another wave of innovation.  Here are six technologies (alphabetical order) entering the space – information is drawn from firm websites:

GrandCare Systems Selects Laura Mitchell as new Chief Executive Officer, Expands Executive Team

06/12/2019

GrandCare Systems announced today the appointment of GrandCare founding member and board director Laura Mitchell as GrandCare’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mitchell replaces the current CEO, Charles Hillman, who started the cutting-edge software company in 2005. Hillman, an engineer and MIT graduate, will continue to lead the GrandCare vision as Founder and a trusted Advisor. Mitchell has also recruited a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to expand GrandCare’s flexible and affordable “point-of-care” platform options for various settings.

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Ten Years – Technology for Older Adults – 2009-2019

Look back to remind us where we are.  Ten years ago, the tech product choices designed for older adults were few and rudimentary. The intent was simplification of the basics for the tech-reluctant – sending email, looking at information online.  As an analyst migrating from the IT industry, it was startling to see the limited capabilities of the offerings like Presto the Printing Mailbox (used, eBay), Celery (printing mailbox – gone), Mailbug (device to send-receive email – still on Amazon), and Big Screen Live (browser for seniors - gone).  According to an AARP Healthy@Home report from 2008, the only home tech device that had any level of awareness (91% of responders) was Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS).

New Version of CAREMINDr Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Leverages Latest Biometric Capabilities of Smartphones

05/14/2019

New Version of CAREMINDr Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Leverages Latest Biometric Capabilities of Smartphones
 

Mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring solution now captures biometric data, voice and photos to further enhance clinically relevant care journeys

 

TOCHTECH TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES TOCHIE – NEW VOICE-ENRICHED PERSONALIZED AIDE

04/15/2019

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Tochtech Technologies Inc., a Canadian technology company with a goal to enable a future where seniors can live independently for as long as they choose, announced today the launch of its voice-enriched remote care product, Tochie.

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