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CAST members are doing their part to raise national awareness about aging services technologies. Here’s the latest news from Anti-Aging Games, Family Health Network and BAM Labs.
Elizabeth Amini, chief executive officer and co-founder of Anti-Aging Games appeared recently on Ageless Radio, a radio show targeting consumers over age 50. Anti-Aging Games, a CAST member based in Los Angeles, develops online games designed to stimulate memory, concentration, focus and relaxation.
In an interview on SoCalTech.com, Amini explained that her company’s games are unique because they appeal to people aged 40-65 “who are at the prime of their lives, and are sharp and don’t have lots of time.”
A software program designed by CAST Member Family Health Network is at the center of a $3.1 million grant proposal that Johnston County, NC has submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Connected for Life is designed to demystify technology for older adults so they can stay in better touch with family and friends. If Johnston County receives a 3-year Health Care Innovation Challenge grant, it will equip 500 older adults with both the Connected for Life technology and a human support network. Successful applicants will be announced on March 30.
BAM Labs, a CAST member based in Campbell, CA, recently announced its partnership with Goodmark Medical, a nationwide provider of professional health care solutions. The new distribution relationship expands BAM Labs' ability to make its Touch-free Life Care (TLC) smart bed solution available in settings ranging from individual homes to senior living communities. The FDA-registered TLC solution uses a sensor-embedded mat, placed under a mattress, to detect heart rate, breathing rate, motion and presence. It then sends health data and needed alerts to caregivers.
BAM Labs says its smart bed technology can help prevent pressure ulcers by timing and documenting the movement of patients who cannot move themselves. The technology also helps prevent falls by predicting and documenting bed exits.