The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (FPCIW), an AgeTech Premier Provider Partner, was featured in a recent Forbes Magazine article entitled “Five Cool Tech Tools For Seniors,” highlighting five of FPCIW’s current technology projects. These include deployment of Paro, an animatronic baby harp seal for socialization and calming therapy with memory care residents, Dakim Brain Fitness for cognitive stimulation and memory improvements, Lively passive wellness monitoring, Tapestry social networking and the Stitch companionship matchmaking platform.
AgeTech West and FPCIW were also featured in a McKnights Long-term Care article entitled “Innovation lab: Evaluating a pilot project in long-term care.” AgeTech Executive Director Scott Peifer was quoted as saying that for aging service providers, “innovation means the difference between being able to continue fulfilling their mission in serving older adults and being disrupted by a competitor, new entrant into the space or missed strategic opportunity. We believe it is far better for providers to recognize their “blind spots” and disrupt themselves by innovating their service models.” He further stated that “technology now plays a big part in making innovative service models scalable, as well as transforming the aging service experience in more traditional care models.” FPCIW Director Davis Park emphasized that participant recruitment and staff buy in are two critical elements of a successful pilot project. The article’s author, Lola Rain, concludes the article by identifying nine important steps to take when embarking on a pilot project.
Don’t miss the chance to participate in AgeTech’s second round of the popular “Pitch for Pilots” at this year’s AgeTech West Conference and Tech Expo entitled “Sync in Seattle: Transforming the Aging Services Experience,” November 17-18 in Seattle, WA. Attendee registration opens August 15.