IBM is using self-driving car technology to power a new patient monitor for seniors

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The 65+ Age Group Will Make Up a Growing Portion of the US Population

 IBM Watson is trying its hand at in-home health monitoring with a new system that combines IBM’s machine learning software with cutting-edge Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors to paint an accurate, real-time picture of seniors’ daily lives.

IBM’s teaming up with UK-based startup Cera Care — which links caregivers with elderly patients — to get the product into roughly a dozen patient homes in a six-month pilot phase launching in June, Reuters reports.

Here’s what it means: IBM’s making its home healthcare debut with a unique approach.

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Alzheimer’s Therapy Allows Patient Anything They Want, Even Chocolate

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Comforting food improves patients’ behavior and mood because it “sends messages they can still understand.

Margaret Nance was, to put it mildly, a difficult case. Agitated, combative, often reluctant to eat, she would hit staff members and fellow residents at nursing homes, several of which kicked her out. But when Beatitudes nursing home agreed to an urgent plea to accept her, all that changed.

 

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MakH20Pak – Next Generation Patient Hydration System

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010

Have you had a family member or friend in the hospital, a nursing home or under hospice care?  Has access to water or other fluids been an issue?  That person might have even been YOU!  The MakH2OPak(TM) is a single user, disposable patient hydration system that gives patients 24 hour control of access to fluids and relieves the caregiver of this task and the ability to focus on other medical needs.

 

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Firefly Medical Debut’s the ‘Infusion Management System’

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Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase

Firefly Medical’s debut product, the “Infusion Management System” or IMS, is a stunning and dramatic departure from all inspirations which have gone before it. The IMS is clearly a disruptive, new product catagory. It is not an evolution in patient care, but a revolution instead.

 

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