IBM Launches Artificial Intelligence Study for Aging in Place

Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s making inroads in home care settings through the help of a new partnership. With the rise of big data solutions and machine learning through artificial intelligence, technology powerhouse IBM is teaming up with the University of California, San Diego to discover how these innovations can help people age in […]

Entrepreneur Starts Home Fitness Business for Aging in Place

After seeing skilled nursing facility patients continue to be admitted with conditions that were largely preventable, Tyson Dukes started thinking about starting his own company to help keep seniors at home longer. Dukes, an Okoboji, Iowa-based physical therapist assistant, has spent the last 20 years working in health care and several years in long-term care. […]

Toyota Invests $14 Million in Aging-In-Place Robot

The company behind a new robot for seniors aging in place has attracted a well-known backer: Toyota. Specifically, the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has invested $14 million in Intuition Robotics, an Israel-based firm that develops social companion technology for older adults. Intuition, which recently opened an office in San Francisco, is the maker of ElliQ, […]

U.S. to Collaborate with Japan on Aging in Place Challenges

The United States is partnering up with Japan to tackle aging in place challenges, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday, June 30. As two countries with significant populations of aging residents, the U.S. and Japan are exploring ways to expand housing opportunities to allow seniors to remain in their homes […]

‘Uber’ Of At-Home Senior Salon Services Goes Beyond Beauty

Uber and Lyft are not the only on-demand companies tapping into the sharing economy to bring services to seniors aging in pace at home—one salon startup is following the model to address both cosmetic and, sometimes, even medical needs. Year-and-a-half-old company Belle Cares provides affordable, easy-to-book beauty services to seniors at home, in assisted living communities, […]

How In-Home Avatars Boost Patient Outcomes

From Google-backed robots that foster companionship to medicine-dispensing machines, the senior care market has started to see an influx of robots. And now, one technology company is seeking to create avatars for seniors to recover at home after surgery. Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based technology startup, aims to improve the health of seniors at home […]

Project to House Seniors Thinks Small

To solve the big problem of being able to afford housing in retirement, some are thinking small, with tiny houses made with hemp. That’s what’s going on in Washington state, where a recent law change in the state has enabled farmers to once again grow hemp and become a sustainable building material in homes that […]