“LifePod…takes voice-assisted technology a step further, said Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch. It will allow users to engage with the device, much like Alexa, but will also periodically check in with them independent of a voice prompt, at pre-programmed intervals:  Good morning, Nancy. Did you remember to take your medication?”

Voice-enabled technologies such as LifePod are supporting the option to age in place for seniors and long-term managed care individuals. By enabling a virtual “care partner” who can provide frequent check-ins and reminders for well-being, medication, meals, hydration, movement, as well as for companionship and entertainment, technology is creating options for families to better support their loved ones without being physically present.

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Leigh Moore

Posted on: March 11, 2018

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