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SentinelCare, a new approach to supporting loved ones aging in place

06/29/2016

In 2005, Mary Shofer, then 95 had just retired (yes, that’s not a typo).  At 5’1 and 90 lbs Mary was spry, active and walked 2 miles a day.   A widow for over two decades she was independent and vital.   Age-related edema was diagnosed and her physician made a mistake in dosing medication to lower her blood pressure.   At the first dose Mary’s blood pressure dropped so low that she was unable to stand and collapsed, breaking her leg, hip and ribs.     She lay on the floor of her apartment for nearly two hours before help was called.  Why?

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ElderCheck Now App connects caregivers to updated health and well-being information for the elders they care for

06/16/2016
The ElderCheck Now app aims to help caregivers gain updated health information and overall well-being of the
 
elders they monitor by leveraging new technology available in the latest smart devices. Caregivers can send secure
 
check-ins to their designated elders, who can respond to their caregiver’s check-in requests through a simplified
 
two-button interface on Apple Watch or iPhone. This new electronic relationship returns a snapshot to caregivers
 

Five Technology Innovations for Older Adults – June, 2016

As the event season winds down, let’s reflect.  Has there been a technology breakthrough this year?  Consider the 2016 conferences, including CES,  JP Morgan Health Investing, AARP LivePitch, 1 Million Cups Coffee Pitch, Digital Health Summer Summit, and soon, the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit. Just before the fall season kicks off with more startups and events, what has been interesting, new, and/or recent in the way of announcements? Here are five, all text from their own media/material:

AMC HEALTH PARTNERS WITH REVOLVE ROBOTICS TO IMPROVE REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING WITH ROBOTIC TELEPRESENCE

05/10/2016

 AMC Health, the leading provider of proven remote patient monitoring and engagement solutions that are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, and Revolve Robotics, one of the world’s leading innovators in robotic telepresence, today announced a partnership to help patients living with chronic conditions to better manage their health, strengthen their connections with their care te

ONKÖL Wins Gold at 2016 Edison Awards

04/26/2016

MILWAUKEE, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Milwaukee startup ONKÖL announced today that it took top honors at the 2016 Edison Awards.  ONKÖL won the 2016 Edison Gold Award™ in Health and Wellness – Safety & Health Monitoring.  The company received the award for its innovative ONKÖL hub. The award was given at the black-tie Edison Awards Gala held at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York City on April 21, 2016.

Eric Dishman, manager of Intel's digital health group, leaving for federal initiative

04/12/2016

Eric Dishman, an Intel vice president and leader of its much-touted health and life sciences organization, is leaving to join a federal project called the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. Dishman is one of Intel's top Oregon executives and had been among its most visible leaders of an effort to incorporate computing technology into medicine.


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