April 29, 2014
The My Health Care Wishes Pro app for Android
A new healthcare app this month was released by an unlikely source -- the American Bar Association. As the New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog picked up, the ABA offered up a freemium app for iOS and Android devices to help people make their advanced directives available easily to doctors and loved ones in emergency situations.
The app, called...
December 10, 2013
As yesterday's baby boomers become tomorrow's seniors, America's already overburdened healthcare system is in trouble. And according to Stephen Johnston, cofounder of Aging 2.0, and Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, technology represents our best hope to avoid the crunch.
"If you make it to 65 today, you have another 20 years on average," Orlov said at the mHealth Summit...
September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday.
Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...
January 14, 2013
Independa, the San Diego-based developer of telehealth products for senior care and aging in place, has made its flagship Integrated CloudCare suite commercially available on LG televisions and its Angela social engagement platform on Samsung touch-screen tablets. Additionally, Independa also will be looking for resellers of its products, the company announced at last week's Digital Health Summit...
January 4, 2013
Independa, a developer of telehealth products for senior care and aging in place, has closed its Series A funding at $5 million after landing $1.65 million in new investments from, among others, existing partner LG Electronics USA and earlier financier City Hill Ventures. Last October Independa announced $1 million in funding and in April 2012 it disclosed a $2.35 million raise, which along with...
December 6, 2012
Nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and other senior residences, it is time to join the 21st Century. Those panic buttons you routinely give your residents have got to go. Now.
If you grew up in the 1980s like I did, you know that "I've fallen and I can't get up" became as much a part of the lexicon as "Where's the beef?" or "I pity the fool." That was the tagline for an early personal...
June 29, 2011
Report: Google's Latitude service could be used for location tracking.
Mobile healthcare technologies are particularly well suited for disease management, medication adherence, safety monitoring, health education and behavior modification for wellness, especially among older populations, according to an organization that supports technology to encourage independent and community-based living for...