Technology Can Lend a Hand to Family Caregivers
July 30, 2017
Source: Telegram & Gazette
By: Susan Spencer
John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, Google Calendar and lots of texting among his eight siblings for the “constant rotation” of people bringing in dinners.
These Startups Want to Save You a Trip to the Drugstore
June 16, 2017
Source: Boston Globe
By: Scott Kirsner
[T.J.] Parker runs the Somerville startup PillPack, which eliminates the need to visit a pharmacy, delivering prescriptions by mail. Since the company was founded in 2013, it has raised about $118 million in funding, built a highly automated pharmacy in Manchester, N.H., and grown to more than 500 employees.
Along with another Boston startup, ZappRx, it hopes to eliminate the familiar headache of driving to the drugstore and standing in line, only to find that someone forgot to do something, and the crinkly white bag isn’t there waiting for you.
Innovation Boost: 3 Digital Health Startups Win Cash To Accelerate Business
June 14, 2017
By: Rachel Zimmerman
Three digital health startups — one to help detect concussions, another to streamline emergency medicine, and a third to improve the mental health of seniors — were awarded a total of $200,000 Tuesday as part of an innovative accelerator program aimed at boosting such ventures across the state.
PULSE@MassChallenge Awards $200,000 to Top Digital Health Startups
June 13, 2017
BOSTON, JUNE 13, 2017 – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, tonight awarded shares of $200,000 in zero-equity prizes to three digital health startups from the inaugural PULSE @MassChallenge cohort. More than 600 of the region's engaged digital health community gathered at the Wilbur Theater to celebrate the entrepreneurs, premier a behind-the-scenes documentary of the startups' journey, and hear from leading healthcare organizations and policymakers, including Governor Charlie Baker, who keynoted the event.
Intergenerational Hackfest Sparks Innovation
June 7, 2017
Source: Olin College
On Saturday, June 3, residents and staff from five local senior living communities joined forces with Olin College students and professionals in aging services for the LeadingAge MA Hackfest at North Hill in Needham, Massachusetts. The goal of Hackfest is to create a “technology-driven product or service aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families.”