AgeTech Announces Pitch-for-Pilot Partners

 

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Two weeks following its most successful conference to date, AgeTech West is pleased to announce a dozen pilot project pairings from the second annual “Pitch-for-Pilots (P4P)” in partnership with Aging2.0. The ‘innovation vibe’ in Seattle was a very fitting setting for the event focused on transforming the aging services experience. With over 300 people in attendance from 25 states and four countries representing for profit and nonprofit providers, AgeTech’s speakers challenged providers to disrupt themselves by innovating existing services and inventing new ones by leveraging the latest technologies.

Attendees were inspired by innovations in 3D sensing and caregiver robotics and an outstanding panel session by providers who piloted technology innovations in last year’s Pitch-for-Pilots, including Hallmark Rehab who piloted Liftware, now part of Google, Eskaton who piloted Live!y, and Front Porch who piloted Tapestry. Google and a Place for Mom gave providers a wake-up call on how older consumers are searching for services and housing, and the need to reprioritize how internet leads are handled versus “walk-ins” if they are to effectively sync their service offerings with consumers and family interests in a timely manner.

A “state of the state” aging technology executive panel provided attendees with leading market insights and a road map of what’s next, but an older adult focus-group panel stole the show with their forthright thoughts and feelings about technology’s role and impact for aging in everyday life. With over 40 speakers and ample networking time, the day and a half event was packed full of rich content and opportunities for hatching new ideas and striking strategic partnerships with peers and technology entrepreneurs.
And if you missed the “BIG NEWS,” AgeTech West and Aging2.0 announced their plan to join forces, creating the “Aging2.0 Alliance” and continuing the conference as Aging2.0’s “AgeTech Conference and EXPO,” with the next event tentatively planned for San Francisco November 2015.

Now to the Pitch for Pilot pairings. 34 providers in attendance submitted applications for 8 pilot opportunities. GeriJoy and GrandCare tied for the greatest number of applications (7 apiece), and Cadence Biomedical won the best pitch for its Kickstart Walking System. Because a few P4P companies were game for more than one pilot partner, we have made 12 formal P4P pairings. Pairings were thoroughly evaluated to find the best-fit possible for both parties.

Drumroll please… the 2014-15 PITCH-FOR-PILOT Partners are:

accushieldAccushield is a technology that adds a layer of protection for the residents, staff and property owners of senior living communities by screening and tracking third-party vendors and visitors, and to empower community management, vendor management and families with easy, mobile access to information about vendor activity.

ACCUSHIELD PROVIDER PARTNERS:
Wesley Homes, Des Moines, WA
The be.group, Glendale & Escondido, CA
The Hearthstone, Seattle, WA


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Cadence Biomedical offers the Kickstart Walking System to accelerate walking recovery for neurological patients in long term care facilities.

KICKSTART PROVIDER PARTNERS:
Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, Tacoma, WA
Hallmark Rehabilitation, various locations


cubigoCubigo is a cloud-based communication and integration platform to support aging in   place with community interaction and services and a superior, easy to use UI and data analytics.

CUBIGO PROVIDER PARTNER:
Jewish Senior Living Group, Palo Alto, CA


geekatooGeekatoo is a nationwide in-home tech support platform. Like Geek Squad except cheaper, better, faster. 

GEEKATOO PROVIDER PARTNERS:
Episcopal Senior Communities, Oakland, CA
Los Angeles Jewish Home, Reseda, CA


GeriJoyGeriJoy’s 24×7 care team provides personalized memory care programming through always-present virtual pet avatars, improving quality of life, reducing cost of care, and engaging families.

GERIJOY PROVIDER PARTNER:
Episcopal Senior Communities, Spring Lake Village, Santa Rosa, CA


grand_careGrandCare is a comprehensive caregiving technology combining activity sensing, telehealth, socialization and video chat into a simple touch-based platform for professional caregivers & health providers.

GRANDCARE PROVIDER PARTNER:
Los Angeles Jewish Home, Reseda, CA


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grandPad is the safest and simplest tablet computer that effortlessly connects  seniors to those they love.

GRANDPAD PROVIDER PARTNER:
The Hearthstone, Seattle, WA


Sword_HealthAt SWORD Health, we’re performing an end-to-end reinvention of the motor rehabilitation industry with technologies that maximize the operational and therapeutic effectiveness of rehabilitation services.

 

SWORD HEALTH PROVIDER PARTNER:
Hallmark Rehabilitation, various locations

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