November 5, 2013
Intel-GE Care Innovation's QuietCare resident monitoring system has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class I device. The QuietCare system is a network of infrared motion sensors placed in a senior living facility, which sends data to a Care Innovations server. An algorithm on the server analyzes motion data for potentially urgent situations such as falls and for significant changes in the user'...
August 3, 2010
GE and Intel have agreed to merge their home health assets to form a new 50/50 joint venture. The as yet unnamed new company, which will focus on telehealth and independent living, will be made up of GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group. The new company will focus on three segments: chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies. Some of...
June 30, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Aging In Place Technology Watch
Tech is useful, but deployment approach needs some work. So here's an article about Senior Lifestyles Corporation and their deployment of QuietCare in a Florida (Fort Pierce) Assisted Living community. Was this a happy experience, like the NY Times article last year about keeping frail individuals longer in their homes through effective remote...
May 4, 2010
GE announced a $3 million investment into Ireland's Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) center, which Intel co-founded in 2007 with Ireland's Industrial Development Agency. Academic research partners for the center include University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway. GE's participation and cash infusion will enable TRIL to expand the number of participants is...
December 23, 2009
By Laurie Orlov, Founder, Aging in Place Technology Watch
It's the end of the year and time for that wrap-up of the indicators from 2009 that will drive trends for 2010 -- what it all means -- more analysis on another day.
1. Location-aware tech enables more info, greater safety. GPS became even more useful in 2009. Verizon replaced its Chaperone service with Family Locator, The Alzheimer's...
December 5, 2009
Earlier this week we reported that GE Healthcare had acquired remote monitoring company Living Independently Group for an undisclosed sum. LIG’s key product is still in development: QuietCare, an infrared sensor system that monitors seniors activity throughout the day and sends alerts to caregivers if seniors appear to need assistance.
Aging in Place Technology Watch editor and analyst Laurie...
December 2, 2009
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, has acquired remote monitoring company Living Independently Group for an undisclosed sum. LIG's key product is still in development: QuietCare is an infrared sensor system that monitors seniors activity throughout the day and sends alerts to caregivers if seniors appear to need assistance. GE Healthcare acquired a minority stake in the New York-based...