Start-Up Spotlight: LifePod Debuts 'Proactive' Voice Assistant Designed To Ease Elder Care
In October, health IT startup LifePod will debut its proactive voice-assistant device for caregivers to help improve care of the elderly. The device differs from other voice services by including a proactive dialogue to remind the aging person of appointments, events and medications, and gives caregivers real-time feedback on how well patients are doing.
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In this roundup feature focusing on developments in digital health, Medtech Insight highlights interviews with Medtronic, Abbott and Congenica, partnerships and launches, and AI and cybersecurity announcements from November.
Exec Chat: Medtronic’s Linnea Burman Targets 'Consensus-Driven Care' Using AI, Robotics In Spine Care
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