Our Story

The LifePod team is comprised of cutting-edge voice and caregiving technology veterans who are on a mission to use advanced smart speaker and voice technology to improve the quality of life for seniors, managed care patients and their caregivers.

The LifePod team found that monitoring and supporting their own aging parents from a distance, with limited and outdated technology (e.g., press-the-button pendants), was both frustrating and ineffective. After deeply personal and even tragic experiences, and in-depth research with industry leaders, this group of entrepreneurs decided it was time for a new, innovative approach to connected care for the elderly, offering purpose-built and intuitive technology to the senior population who has never had this type of intuitive access to online services before.

We’ve designed LifePod to serve the needs of seniors as they age-in-place AND their remote caregivers, who can configure LifePod online to monitor and support their loved ones via the web, around-the-clock.

We’re hiring:

Our Team

Stuart Patterson


COO, Sidekicks
CEO, Xtone
CEO, SpeechWorks (now Nuance)


Richard Lane

Co-Founder, Chairman

CEO, Airpath Wireless COO, Great Call CEO, PureSpeech


Joe Murphy

EVP, Business Development

SVP Sales. BigBelly Solar
EVP, ByAllAccounts
SVP, Birst
SVP, Sales, SpeechWorks


Nirmalya De

AI Products and Services

CEO, Nano-Engineered Apps EVP, Business, Verbio BD & Product Strategy, Tempo AI SVP, Business, Ask Ziggy


James Alvord

EVP, Marketing

Chief Strategist, Traverse
COO, Extreme Arts & Sciences
Sr. Program Manager, FUSE Labs
Sr. Marketing Manager, Microsoft


Alan Bugos

EVP, Technology and Engineering

Head of Technology and Innovation, Philips Healthcare - Home Monitoring Vice President of Technology, Vonage MIT LL Energy Initiative, MIT



Rob Pahlavan

CEO, Integrated Med’n Mgmt.

John Nguyen

CEO, ScreenEX

Jeff Adams

CEO, Cobalt Speech

Scott Eckert

CEO, Rethink Robotics

John Brooks

CEO, Healthcare Capital