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Care Innovations® Health Harmony will be Used in Care of Multiple Conditions, Different Levels of Health

12/16/2015

ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel-GE Care Innovations™, pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, today announced it has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Amedisys, a leading home health and hospice company, to extend remote care management (RCM) services across the company’s national footprint of 34 states. At the foundation of the deal is Care Innovations® Health Harmony, the company’s 4th generation remote care management platform.

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Care@HomeTM recognized for excellence in IoT-enabled technology

12/14/2015
Tel Aviv – December 14, 2015 – Essence, a leading provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, won the Most Innovative Device Solution award for its groundbreaking Care@HomeTM from Total Telecom at its Second Annual Internet of Things Awards (IOTA), the first industry award to recognize companies for excellence in IoT-enabling t
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Aging in place tech firm Lively is out of business – what can we learn?

Lively’s failure is making other market entrants nervous – so let’s consider.  This past week, the remaining assets (no people) of the Silicon Valley firm Lively (mylively.com) were acquired. So let’s take a few moments and reflect on what might have happened. What can startups and current players learn from this? Actually, not too much -- Lively was not typical of the industry it entered. It was founded in late 2012, launching in the spring of 2013 and sank quickly, going out of business just last week.

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GREATCALL INC. ACQUIRES LIVELY INC.

12/03/2015

SAN DIEGO - December 3, 2015 - GreatCall Inc., the leader in creating usable technology for active aging, has acquired the assets of Lively Inc., a connected home health platform for older adults. The acquisition is a key step in GreatCall’s commitment to growth and the development of its connected health portfolio.


Five technologies from LeadingAge 2015 Annual Meeting in Boston

An age-friendly event in young Boston. Last week, LeadingAge returned to Boston after an absence of 23 years, now that the city has a convention center that can hold the 8500 attendees. Perhaps more remarkable, is the desire of the city to become age and dementia-friendly, as opined by the Mayor, Marty Walsh, who received a citation for such efforts. For convention attendees, that may need some more work. The pedestrian walk time duration near the convention center was just enough time to (walk quickly) and only reach the road's median. No surprise – as the town is for the young, and this new area was likely designed by them: Boston's median resident age is 31.7. The event exhibition hall was the expected mix of food service providers, furnishings, bathroom supplies, technology suppliers, and health-related products for the senior living industry.  There were quite a few sizable technology companies known in the CCRC/Senior Housing market, including CDW, Stanley Healthcare, Panasonic, LG CNS, Hamilton CapTel, IN2L, SimpleC, Care Innovations. Here are just five new technologies drawn from the event, with the material from the company websites:

Remote Patient Monitoring Disruptor Forms New Venture: Life365

11/04/2015

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2015 – Life365™ is proud to announce its official launch with formation of a new venture that plans to target unaddressed markets in the Smart Wearables space. Founder Kent Dicks, had previous success disrupting and bringing lower cost, mobile health technology products to the telehealth market – and plans to go to the next level, beyond hardware, with Rain™, a new dynamic Intelligent Wearables Platform that allows simpler, light weight technology solutions to be deployed to  a broader audience.

Five new technologies that can help older adults and their families

Some tech companies don’t see the senior market as an opportunity. They are the Peter Pan tech firms, the ones in which no one (including the customer) ever ages (you might know them as Facebook, Apple, Google, and Twitter). Meanwhile, from Nashville, France, and Germany, others see inclusion and extra services as good business, maybe because this market is pretty much ignored by the gang of four. Here are five companies that vary a platform or a product to make it more useful for an older adult market or service. – All material is derived from the vendor websites or press releases:

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