MIAMI, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Angel, an innovative health care technology company dedicated to revolutionizing aging-in-place, has been selected as a finalist for AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch. The one-day pitch competition is for emerging startups in the healthy living space with a focus on caregiving.
Care Angel will be pitching ANGEL, the world's first artificially intelligent caregiver. Her award winning, patent-pending, caring personality is infused into a Voice-Powered Telemonitoring platform that aims to give millions of family caregivers peace of mind by empowering families to more effectively participate in the caregiving and keeping aging loved ones safe while they age at home. ANGEL's high touch, low-tech approach delivers high quality eldercare through simple check-in Care Calls on a regular phone, eliminating the need for a senior to have a smart phone, costly hardware or confusing software. This enables her to reach ~90% of seniors aging at home on their regular landlines or cell phones, as 75%+ do not have smart phones or technology to help them adhere to medications, care plans or receive much needed guidance.
ANGEL acts as an intelligent "Voice-Powered Telemonitoring" assistant, providing millions of family caregivers with peace of mind and ongoing clear insights to a loved one's well-being while helping lower costs for the health care industry. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice recognition, ANGEL empowers the elderly to be healthier, safer and to age more gracefully and independently at home.
During a typical 2-minute check-in Care Call, ANGEL asks simple questions in a conversational manner to gather information about physical and emotional well-being measures that includes medication adherence and overall vitals, all the while delivering care instructions, reminders and condition and procedure specific patient education. The answers collected during the Care Calls are converted to simple Dashboard Notifications, Alerts, Care Insights & Reports on the Caregiver APP. If answers indicate something isn't right, ANGEL instantly notifies the circle of care and can triage to live help when necessary to prevent minor incidents from escalating.
AARP's Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch event, held at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA, begins with speaking sessions on caregiving, and then a keynote with Nancy LeaMond, chief advocacy and engagement officer, AARP. The afternoon will showcase ten companies, including Care Angel, who were selected from over 200 applicants.
The finalists will be presenting their business focus on stage before a panel of expert judges and an audience filled with AARP members, the actual intended end users of these solutions. Representing AARP's 38 million members, these consumers will share feedback in real-time on business viability, interest and value, providing the companies invaluable market data on the spot. Wolf Shlagman, Chief Angel and co-founder of Care Angel, will explain how Angel will solve unique healthcare needs of aging loved ones and their caregivers.
"We are thrilled to be part of AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch and to showcase Angel's revolutionary way to take care of our aging loved ones. We believe that with ANGEL, we empower millions of family caregivers get peace of mind while effectively and efficiently recruiting & enabling families to better participate and coordinate in the caregiving. We also work with health systems, payers and other stakeholders at risk to greatly reduce the risk and gaps in care by providing consistent monitoring via post discharge and population management solutions that enable them to achieve the Triple Aim- improve outcomes, lower billions in waste, improve care experience," explains Shlagman.
Care Angel recently partnered with CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons), the Canadian equivalent of the AARP in the U.S., and is one of the pre-eminent thought leader organizations in Canada, to offer Care Angel's Virtual Intelligent Caregiving Assistant to Canadians. "By partnering with us, CARP fulfills its mission to provide smart tools and services to help elder Canadians, their families and caregivers take better care of seniors at every stage of care," adds Jason Hendeles, co-founder of Care Angel.
To learn more about Care Angel and how Angel works, the company news and updates visit www.CareAngel.com. Follow Care Angel on Twitter @MyCareAngel and like Care Angel on Facebook at MyCareAngel.
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