- Grand Challenges
- Thought Leadership
Older adults are poised to leap ahead to more effective ways of connecting using augmented intelligence, monitoring, computer vision, and other innovations. Developers and user organizations will discuss how to use new digital engagement systems to improve operations and quality of life.
Very low cost wireless electronic sensor and communications hardware is beginning to have a major effect on how older adults will connect socially and engage their healthcare and daily living services. Many local innovators are developing easy to install and use products employing voice first natural language processes, AI human activity recognition, and computer vision applications to help older adults everywhere live more connected, empowered and independent lives.
There are many issues to address. The care ecosystem is complex and disparate presenting an extraordinarily complicated systems integration problem. All older adult’s need safe and private network connections. They need power tools for aging; new kinds of servcies and ways of engaging service loops in the home. Essential care labor productivity and quality of life improvements may require significant changes in care service provider workflows.
Local representatives from leading organizations spanning the spectrum of use from in-home care through independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, and long-term care / PACE will gather with leading innovative product designers to discuss their plans to develop and use these new tools. One goal is to determine what collaborations might be possible to address common barriers and problems faced in accelerating deployment and adoption.
--Sandy Jen, Co-founder at Honor, an innovative provider of in-home senior care, helping older adults continue to live well and independently at home.
--Shelly Symonds, Chief Marketing Officer and Partner at Clairvoyant Networks / Theora Care
--Rosemary Jordan, VP Business Development and Strategy, Elder Care Alliance, will report on their recent study on a social robot, conducted in collaboration with MIT Digital Media Lab.
--Kevin Dulsky, Business Innovation at Lighthouse AI
--Alisa Frik, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Computer Science Institute, will discuss security of emerging healthcare technologies for seniors.
--Eric Gee, Director, Avenidas Generations Lab will discuss the need for a collaborative engagement platform for senior care products and services that provides easy access and exposes new products, evaluated by their peers.
There will be table top displays by innovators. Food and drink is included with admission. There will be plenty of time for networking.
This event is co-produced by Aging2.0 Palo Alto Chapter and Avenidas Generations Lab.
Avenidas at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, #I-2, Palo Alto, 94303
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Aging2.0 Palo Alto Chapter is the local chapter of Aging2.0, a global platform on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world. Chapters bring together innovators in the aging and senior care space, break down industry silos and educate and encourage others to work in the aging innovation industry. Membership is free. Want to be a part of the Aging2.0 Palo Alto Chapter volunteer team to help make future events happen? Email Mick for more info.
Avenidas is a leading innovator, and the premier community service organization for older adults in Silicon Valley. Avenidas Generations Lab (AGL) is working to help startups and innovators develop and deploy new products. Find out what AGL can do for you and how to including AGL's services in your plans.
Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch -- market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In her previous career, Laurie spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors. She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, CNBC, Forbes, Kiplinger, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, where she was profiled as well. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Her latest reports include the Future of Voice First Technology and Older Adults, and an updated Market Overview of Technology for Aging in Place, both published in 2018. The site was selected as one of CDW's Top 50 Health IT Blogs in 2016 and in September, 2017, she was named one of the Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue.
Sandy co-leads technology at Honor. Along with Honor’s CEO Seth, Sandy co-founded Meebo, a consumer Internet company that brought instant messaging to the web in 2005. She led Meebo’s engineering team and joined Google after Meebo was acquired in 2012. Sandy graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. She loves mentoring young entrepreneurs and is active in the women in tech circles. In her spare time, Sandy rock climbs and runs with her dogs.
Since joining ECA in 2016, Rosemary Jordan has led the organization’s bricks-and-mortar growth strategy and has been a key participant in workforce and innovation strategies. Ms. Jordan’s focus is on expanding the reach of ECA’s unique and personalized services so that more Californians can experience what ECA communities have to offer. With more than 20 years of health care and consulting leadership experience, Rosemary is a seasoned leader bringing knowledge and creativity to help realize ECA’s strategic vision. Ms. Jordan is also incredibly passionate about creating a more just society and one that celebrates all voices and experiences. Ms. Jordan is a graduate of Vassar College, and received her master’s degrees in Public Health and Public Policy from the University of California - Berkeley.
Alisa Frik is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in the Usable Security and Privacy research group, working with Serge Egelman on a number of projects, including Usable Security and Privacy of Emerging Healthcare Technologies for Seniors (under CLTC grant), Increasing Users’ Cybersecurity Compliance by Reducing Present Bias, and Personalised Security Nudges. She is also involved in a few research projects with Alessandro Acquisti at Carnegie Mellon University about the effects of online ad-blocking technologies on consumers' welfare. Preferred methodological tools include lab and field experiments, surveys, focus groups, and interviews. Additionally, she has done research on the impact of risk tolerance and need for control on the privacy related behaviors, and implicit measurement of privacy risk attitudes; factors affecting consumers' trust with respect to how e-commerce websites will treat their personal information and subsequent intention to purchase from such website. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Trento, Italy.
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