April 26, 2019 | BOSTON — LifePod Solutions, the first proactive-voice caregiving service, has announced that it has won a Best of Show award in Patient-Focused Software at the 2019 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. LifePod’s development partner, Newton-based Kanda Software, submitted LifePod’s Virtual Caregiver service for consideration to the awards program which recognizes the best of the innovative product solutions for life sciences on display at the annual conference in Boston.
LifePod is the first proactive-voice, AI-powered, Virtual Caregiver developed with a singular goal in mind: to support and improve the quality of life for both caregivers and care recipients throughout their journey together. LifePod’s customizable functionality fits the unique needs of a wide range of caregivers supporting older adults aging-in-place as well as those suffering from chronic illnesses or disabilities at home.
The “proactive-voice” service is configured to engage in natural dialogs with the care recipient at specific times of the day. These interactions are easily set up by a family member or professional care provider, in accordance with a designated care plan, using LifePod’s online Caregiver Portal. By speaking proactively to the care recipient, LifePod can help with adherence to health, wellness and engagement activities whether they be taking a medication, eating a nutritious meal, listening to music, or contacting a care provider in an emergency. The resulting independence makes LifePod care recipients happier, healthier and safer in their home while providing invaluable insights and peace of mind to their professional and family caregivers.
“LifePod is honored to be a winner, with Kanda Software, of the Best-in-Show Award for Patient-Focused Software at the Bio-IT World Conference,” said Stuart Patterson, CEO of LifePod Solutions. “Bio-IT World features next-gen technologies that leverage big data and deliver personalized healthcare to those in need, and that’s exactly what we are doing with LifePod’s voice-first Virtual Caregiver — enabling caregivers to monitor and support their loved ones or clients in their homes while simultaneously enabling those in need of care to live happier, healthier and more connected lives.”
Alan Bugos, EVP, Technology and Engineering, LifePod Solutions added, “Kanda Software has been an excellent development partner with LifePod providing expertise in data-driven architectures and back-end designs to leverage LifePod’s data — creating near-term capabilities for reporting, data visualization, and analytics and advancing our data management capabilities for extended AI and deep learning processes.”
The Best of Show program relies on a panel of expert judges from academia and industry who screen eligible new products and hear presentations from finalists on site. This year, judges considered 31 new products and viewed presentations on site from 12 finalists, choosing five winners, including LifePod Solutions.
About Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad of IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives. The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo continues to be a vibrant event that unites 3,400+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 40+ countries. For more information, visit www.bio-itworldexpo.com.
About Kanda Software
Kanda Software is a trusted full-service Custom Software Development, Big Data and Analytics, Quality Assurance, and DevOps partner, specializing in development, testing, and optimization of complex and time-sensitive software solutions essential to the business success of its clients. To learn more, visit www.kandasoft.com
About LifePod Solutions
LifePod Solutions is improving the quality of life for caregivers and their loved ones and clients by providing proactive-voice, intelligent and connected services to support aging adults as they age-in-place and those of all ages living with chronic conditions or disabilities in their homes. LifePod’s intuitive voice service expands the capabilities of popular smart speakers with patent-pending technology that provides natural voice dialogs, configured and controlled by remote caregivers using an online portal. The LifePod Family Caregiver service offers proactive, voice-first check-ins and reminders, and encourages users to access other online services (e.g., music, weather, therapy, etc.) to enhance their day and help them feel more supported and connected. The LifePod team, led by veterans in virtual assistant technology, speech recognition, IoT sensors and online services for aging adults, works closely with families, professional caregivers, and senior living facilities to improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of long-term care. To learn more or sign up for the LifePod Beta Program, visit www.lifepod.com.
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