“LifePod benefits both the senior user and the caregiver,” Stuart Patterson, CEO of LifePod Solutions, Inc., said. “So many of our generation are looking around for technical ways they can avoid having to drive to their parent’s home or independent living facility to check on them. With LifePod, they have more peace of mind they will get some sort of notification if their father, mother, grandfather or grandmother is in trouble.”
As the article notes, there are more than 43 million Americans who are serving as primary, unpaid caregivers for their loved ones as the senior population in the U.S. continues to increase. Unfortunately this can create a strain on family members both emotionally and financially, and it’s clear there is an opportunity for new technology such as LifePod to support seniors and their families as they age in place.
LifePod is a new voice-initiated technology built on Amazon’s Alexa that acts as both a virtual caregiver and a virtual assistant, providing daily reminders for seniors and updates for caregivers. LifePod is designed to help ease the stress and time commitments of the caregiver while providing much needed companionship to the aging population.