3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

IBM, University Partnership Brings Artifical Intelligence to Senior Living

Big data and artificial intelligence are beginning to appear just about everywhere. And now, research and technology powerhouses IBM and University of California, San Diego are joining forces through a new partnership that will work to provide big data and AI solutions even more readily to the aging population—bringing with them some major senior living implications. The […]

Avamere Pilots IBM ‘Watson’ Tech for Precision Senior Care

Watson, the IBM cognitive computing system that gained fame for beating human Jeopardy! champions at the game, soon could enable more precise care and services in senior living. The technology currently is being piloted by Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies, in its independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing settings, as well as through […]

IBM Lays out ‘New Vision’ for Senior Care Tech

Tech innovators, senior living organizations, and other stakeholders need to focus on aging-related challenges, and the conventional ways of attempting to address these issues through technology may not be good enough, according to a recent report from IBM. Instead, the dialogue around aging needs to shift toward one that is open to unconventional ideas with […]

Most Read: Winning the Senior Housing Development Game

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  How to Play — And Win — the Senior Living Development Game—Development opportunities continue to attract both brand new senior living players as well as existing operators and owners. A panel of senior living executives at the […]

Apple, IBM Launch Massive iPad for Seniors Program

Tech giants Apple and IBM are taking steps to dramatically broaden their impact on senior care, launching a program to put iPads with health care applications in the hands of millions of aging people. The initiative is rolling out first in Japan, through a partnership with Japan Post Group, the companies announced last Thursday. Japan […]

IBM’s Watson: The Brains Behind Smarter Senior Living?

IBM’s supercomputer known as “Watson” might be best known for winning the game show Jeopardy!—but senior living providers might soon think of the artificial intelligence technology as an important ally in keeping residents healthy and happy. With the help of such big names as Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, IBM is launching Watson Health, […]