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Aging in Place Technology – Five Blog posts from May 2018

It’s Not About Your Grandmother – 10 Steps Before Launching! You want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech, caregiving, product or service. Or other. Your new company gets ready to travel into battle for west coast networking, or you're back from San Francisco or Silicon Valley, consider this guidance, now that cards have been exchanged and follow-up emails sent. Soon your new or existing company will officially launch a new product or service, or a much-anticipated offering will finally ship. You read AARP and Pew survey research reports. Now look over this 6-month-old updated checklist.  And you look back on the 2009 advice – which is still valid, especially about creating community around the product – more important than ever. And as for item 6 in this post, THIS MEANS YOU!   Really now, are you ready?

Voice First in Senior Living -- What's Happened and What's Next?

Senior Living organizations are eager to try new technology.  Over the years, consider the pilots of Rendever (virtual reality) at Brookdale, Benchmark’s pilot of Google Home and Samsung tablets, or  CarePredict in LifeWell facilities – just a few of the many. Some pilots are even documented in the form of case studies – about what worked – or what might not have worked.  Pilots are typically newsworthy at their start. And they may produce a list of lessons learned upon completion – or a set of considerations for future pilots. So where does Voice First technology fit into the senior living equation?

Artificial Intelligence Enriches Lives of Elderly Patients in the Digital Age

05/31/2018

BOSTON, Mass., May 30, 2018 – Making the right long-term care decision for

a loved one is a challenging experience. Nearly 27 million people will need a

long-term care solution by 2050, according to the Department of Health and

Human Services and the Department of Labor. Many of these individuals

experience cognitive deficits. Caregivers are often at a loss about how

exactly to support patients’ cognitive training.


Mobile App Breaks New Ground for Seniors

AARP Collaborates with Three PULSE@MassChallenge Startups

05/31/2018

WASHINGTON, DC — AARP announced its collaboration with three healthcare startups in its “champion” role in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator.  As part of its participation, AARP is working with three Massachusetts-based companies focused on advancing healthcare and improving patient well-being: Folia Health, Inc., Orbita, Inc.Pillo Health.


Google Home outsold Amazon Echo for the first time in Q1 2018, 3.2 million sold

05/25/2018

Smart speakers have exploded in popularity for the past couple of years, and Google has seen a lot of growth, particularly this past year. Now, new market research suggests that Google has outsold Amazon for the first time ever…

During Q1 of 2018, the smart speaker market apparently grew by 210%, selling 9 million speakers. Traditionally speaking, Amazon’s Alexa platform dominates those sales, but after over a year on the market, Google has finally surpassed them.

USC Center for Body Computing announces 2018 “Voice Assistants for All” hackathon with $10,000 prize

05/17/2018

LOS ANGELES – The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) at Keck Medicine of USC is hoping to solve unmet healthcare needs using home-based digital assistants at its 2018 “Voice Assistants for All” hackathon on July 12–13, 2018. Teams of innovators will be challenged with creating solutions that will enable people with developmental disabilities, as well as seniors and veterans, to have more control over their healthcare.

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