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CES: Discover smart homes that keep you healthy

There is a large intersection between health tech and smart homes at CES in Las Vegas this week. BRYAN TURNER explores the home tech that can keep us healthy.



Now that falls are being detected, a virtual caregiver is in order.

Enter the new Addison Care by Electronic Caregiver. It is an IoT-connected residential health solution that is capable of chronic care management, including monitoring of patients, behavioural health, and rehabilitation support.

The Addison Care device sets up within minutes in one’s home. It makes use of multiple touch screens networked together with far-field microphones, health peripherals, high-quality sound, and RealSense Intel depth cameras. It includes a voice-powered 3D Virtual Caregiver named Addison, displayed inside interactive, dynamic 3D scenes. “She” can perform demonstrations, conduct patient assessments and work with objects inside her environment.

Addison first debuted as a prototype at CES 2019 and demonstrated some impressive capabilities, like collecting vitals and making basic medication reminders. This year, Addison promises to demonstrate more capabilities coordinated with a production model debut, and managed by a fully functioning, highly secure, proprietary enterprise platform that is already serving patients in the USA. 

This year at CES, Electronic Caregiver has debuted new features Addison offers for health practices to manage in-office patient assessments, intake and outtake procedures. The company is also showing off a new clinical-based, motion analysis solution.

“CES 2020 is a pivotal debut for us,” says Electronic Caregiver CEO Anthony Dohrmann. “Addison is now market ready. She monitors vitals through six connected health devices. Her scenes are more capable, dynamic and fluid. Her voice capabilities are dramatically enhanced. The entire user experience has seen a 100-fold improvement. We’ve added features for child patients, chronic care patients, behavioural health, rehabilitation, and full-network integration with health providers. One of the most exciting Virtual Assistant features Addison presents at CES is the integration of Amazon Alexa.”

Dohrmann explained the difference between Addison Care and traditional apps and telehealth. Older adults find thumbing through menus and small screens a burden, and somewhat confusing. Rather than having to reach out and navigate the technology, with Addison, the technology reaches out to you, walking you through every step of interaction, patient assessment and treatment routine. 

Addison has also added gamification, education support for caregivers, and provides connectivity for family members, providers and professional caregivers. As far as telehealth, Addison does provide telehealth connectivity standard, but fills the additional gaps in care by providing extended 24/7 support, assessment and monitoring.

The Addison Care booth can be found at Sands Convention Center Halls A-D – 42142.

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