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Four Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from August, 2021

August should have been a sleepy month – but no. Multiple interesting acquisitions during August make tech and older adults intriguing. Early in the month, the largest franchised home care company (Home Instead) was acquired by a tech upstart, Honor – to ‘scale up home care’. Connect America, which had already acquired the 'aging and caregiving business of' Philips Lifeline, then acquired a remote patient (RPM) monitoring startup and AI-virtual assistant company called 100plus. Investor interest in age-tech startups is growing, older adults are certainly aging – synergy between these phenomena will certainly follow. The blog posts for August:

73% of US caregivers likely to buy an independent living solution for their loved one

08/30/2021

New connected health research from Parks Associates finds 73% of current caregivers are likely to buy an independent living solution for their loved one. Among these intenders, 28% are planning to acquire a smart watch, 25% a PERS solution, 25% a professionally installed home sensor system, and 22% a smart speaker/display solution.

ModivCare Acquires Remote Patient Monitoring Provider VRI

08/17/2021

ModivCare Inc., a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides integrated supportive care solutions focused on improving patient outcomes, today announced that the Company has signed a purchase agreement to acquire VRI Intermediate Holdings, LLC (“VRI”), a provider of remote patient monitoring (“RPM”) solutions.

ALOE CARE HEALTH PARTNERS WITH BIOINTELLISENSE TO INTEGRATE GROUNDBREAKING CONTINUOUS VITAL SIGN MONITORING FOR SCALABLE REMOTE PATIENT CARE

05/20/2021

Aloe Care Health, the worlds' most advanced voice-activated medical alert system and caregiver support platform, has partnered with BioIntelliSense to integrate its revolutionary medical grade remote patient monitoring (RPM) multi-parameter wearable devices and data services. This represents a significant milestone with the BioIntelliSense FDA-cleared BioSticker™ and medical grade BioButton™ becoming the first RPM devices to earn the “Certified by Aloe Care” designation.

Voice First Technology and Older Adults – Three Years Later

The trumpets sounded loudly at the arrival of Voice First.  The Future of Voice First and Older Adults was published in February of 2018. A re-read shows how excited the 31 interviewees and participants were, offering their vision of the future of this technology and its potential use by older adults. Has the future arrived in the world of seniors, senior housing, home care? Has the future arrived for the technologists who invented Voice First and the broad market of consumers who bought and benefited, from the early days?  Is voice first indistinguishable from magic?  That’s the way it seemed in 2014 to those comments from Witlingo founder, Ahmed Bouzid as he was interviewing for a job at Amazon – after interacting with the newly invented Echo, he wanted to stand up and start applauding.

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