Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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Stratus Video Technology helps patients with language barriers communicate with physicians

02/21/2017

When an emergency occurs communicating with a doctor can be a daunting task. 

Having a language barrier with health professionals can make getting through an emergency all the more difficult. 

Stratus Video's new technology is helping doctors and nurses to communicate with patients that don't speak the same language. 

"So, our system that we use, the Video Remote Interpreting has 19 languages via audio and over 200 languages via phone" says Wendy Prins, UnityPoint - St. Luke's Director of Nursing Administration.

Reflexion Health Wins Home Care 100’s Most Promising New Technology Award

02/21/2017

Home Care 100, the preeminent leadership and strategy conference for top executives from the nation’s largest home care and hospice providers, awarded Reflexion Health with the Most Promising New Technology award at today’s general session.

Lenovo Health and Orbita Demonstrate Breakthrough Voice-Enabled Home Health Assistant

02/21/2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Lenovo Health, a progressive leader in health IT, is joining together with Orbita, an innovator in connected home healthcare, to demonstrate a breakthrough virtual home care solution at HIMSS 2017. Based on two recently unveiled products, Lenovo Smart Assistant™ and Orbita Voice™, the solution was showcased at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Virtual health challenges with gamification can drive behavior change and may lower blood pressure

02/21/2017

-Social influence and financial incentives in the form of health challenges with motivational messaging can help drive sustainable behavioral changes that are associated with lowering blood pressure, according to a study presented by higi at the American Heart Association's 2016 Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

Seven intriguing health technology offerings from HiMSS 2017

HiMSS – a tech-enabled vision of health potentialAs health spending approaches 20% of the US GDP, health tech innovation has become a visible lever for its curtailment. At this annual HiMSS event those with comfortable shoes could see a plethora of ways to improve outcomes, lower costs, change behaviors, engage patients, streamline the back office processes, about telehealth, confronting the onslaught of security breaches, sessions on population health, healthcare transformation and improved care delivery workflow.  This was an opulent show, spanning a 1300-participant exhibit hall with major player (anchor) exhibitor booth investments writ large.  Here are seven interesting examples that could benefit the older adult market– listed in alphabetical order:

Orbita and IVCi Partner to Bring Video Collaboration to Connected Home Healthcare

02/08/2017

Boston, MA - February 8, 2017 - Orbita, Inc., a leading provider of innovative software solutions for connected home healthcare, today announced a partnership with video collaboration solution provider, IVCi. The partnership will enable healthcare providers and home caregivers to easily connect home care, mobile health and voice health assistant applications with scalable and secure video collaboration services.

Ten Tips for Launching a Product or Service -- 2017 Kickoff Refresher

So you want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or caregiving marketplace, or caregiver advisory service.  As your new company get ready to travel into battle later this spring to a plethora of lively pitches, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance. Perhaps some time soon, your new or existing company will officially launch a new product or service, or perhaps a long-awaited, over-described and much-anticipated offering will finally ship. First read the AARP-sponsored Challenging Innovators research report. Then look over this updated checklist that continues to hold true – with a few links that are merely examples:

Six 2016 Tech Announcements for Older Adult Safety

Safety matters -- both to older adults and their loved ones.  For those who worry about the elderly, home safety monitoring technology and personal emergency response offerings provide a degree of reassurance -- following the entry of MobileHelp as one of the first, most of the viable Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) vendors in the market today have a mobile device, enabling the older adult to leave the home, walk the dog, and wear a device while on trips. In addition, automatically-generated check-in technology can provide another degree of comfort for caregiving families and professional providers. During 2016, a number of new variants of safety-related introductions were made, including, but not limited to the following launches: 

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