Technology

Long-term care collaboration is key, experts say

John Derr, a consultant and former senior vice president and CIO/CTO for Golden Living Centers, spoke Monday at the Long Term & Post Acute Care Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Wearable rehabilitation technology awarded $1.6 million National Institute on Aging grant

APDM Wearable Technologies has been awarded a National Institute on Aging SBIR Phase II grant totaling $1.6 million to commercialize a real-time biofeedback system.

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Virtual Dementia Tour provides a 20-minute dementia experience

The 20-minute experience simulates the effects of aging and dementia, giving the viewer the opportunity to walk in the loved one’s shoes.

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Speaking up: tech firms and AARP partner on voice tech for seniors

Two voice technology startups are partnering with AARP to personalize care for older patients with diabetes.

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Video game connects players to dementia

When you’re playing Before I Forget, wandering around a house inspecting everyday objects, trying to trigger a memory, it feels like a lot of narrative-driven video games: you’re attempting to piece together a story using clues left behind.

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Sizing Up Nursing Homes Via Technology

Wondering how your facility performs compared to others? Automated benchmarking reveals new kinds of comparative insights for successful performance improvement and marketing.

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New study shows huge resident, provider interest in new technology

A fund targeting investment companies that are improving the aging experience—including through technology, home-based care and data analytics—has recently closed, with the backing of roughly 100 not-for-profit senior housing providers and specialty investment bank Ziegler. 

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Medicare’s telemedicine options change the future for seniors

Nearly 9 in 10 adults ages 40 and over would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or an aging loved one, says a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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Major retailers look to help improve upon healthcare, technology for seniors

Consumer electronics giant Best Buy is looking to healthcare and the elderly to help fuel future growth, its CEO told investors on an earnings call May 24.

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AARP works with PULSE@MassChallenge startups

AARP announced its collaboration with three healthcare startups in its "champion" role in PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator.

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