MedaCube enables older adults to take multiple medications on time
Device can reduce nursing home admissions, emergency room visits and medical costs
ROCHESTER, New York, April 10, 2017-- The MedaCube, an FDA-approved intelligent medication dispenser, is now available to help older adults take multiple medications on time and consistently, enabling them to stay healthy and live independently.
Westchester County, N.Y. (September 19, 2016) – Solo Technology Holdings, LLC announced today that it will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the iKeyp onTuesday, September 27. The iKeyp is the first smartphone-enabled personal safe designed to safeguard both prescription medications and valuables.
AARP/Catalyst study from 2016 matches results from the past. Assume you can get past the demographics of the AARP Catalyst study -- which were well-described, but vague about the characteristics of the care recipient. "More than three-quarters say they are interested in technology that helps them check on or monitor a loved one. Available technologies are in use by only 10% of caregivers. Caregivers say these technologies, while attractive in principle, are too costly and complex, and therefore not worth the investment of time and money." Haven't we heard this before? Remember Caregiving in the US, 2009, when interest in technology was also 'high'? In the Catalyst study, current use rates were low: 71% said they they were interested in using technology, only 7% of caregivers are already using or have used technology available in the market. Greatest interest noted? Technology for requesting and ordering a prescriptionnrefill/pickup.
Home is where seniors are, and for the most part, will stay. But that doesn’t mean they will be shut out from technology innovations – increasingly those innovations are designed to benefit those at home. Increasingly, those organizations that serve older adults must also stay current on new technology developments and assess their fit for the care recipients they serve. Categories of these April offerings include transportation, medication, housing, robotics, and tracking -- information is derived from the companies.
Staying up-to-date by rounding up recent announcements. As the recently published 2016 Technology Market Overview noted, most older adults will remain in their own homes, served by home/companion and home healthcare providers and assisted by a variety of tech-enabled products and services. Over the past month, new offering announcements have that can help seniors, care providers (family and professional) meet the objective of remaining at home. Here are five, noting as always, that all material is provided from the websites/announcements from the companies themselves.
(NEW YORK)—HERO, a Brooklyn-based health technology company, debuts the HERO smart appliance, the world’s first household companion for managing vitamins and medicines. HERO is now available for pre-order at an early bird price of $399 at herohealth.com. HERO is built in Brooklyn and expected to ship in early Summer 2016.