The Silver Tsunami arrives ... with a Cambrian like explosion of Senior Care Devices.
The next major industry will be aging care. It will usher in an explosion of products and services that meet needs of elders and their carers. Major centers of research at Berkeley, MIT, Brown, Stanford, Columbia, Boston University and Harvard are exploring non-invasive interventions that soon will confirm what the public suspects: that ancient ways can supplement pharmaceuticals. But how will these products be communicated and more importantly adopted to aging communities ever more distrustful or unfamiliar with technology?
By 2020, the global population of people over 60 years of age will reach 1 billion; by 2050, it is expected to reach 2 billion. Combined with a general decline in birth rates, we head to a situation where the world’s old will outnumber the young. Consumers over 60 will have trillions of dollars in spending power. But how will we care for them?
An augmented intelligence approach - Kin-Keepers (.com and .ai) - to affordable senior care
At Kin-Keepers.com we focus on useage and adoption through tools that strengthen the extended family and spark awareness of techniques for seniors. We bring AI / Machine Learning close to elders in the form of virtual AI PETs that learn to anticipate physical and emotional needs. We then use this knowledge to drive IoT devices that reduce the labor intensive quality of senior care. All this comes in the manner of free blue prints that make physical support affordable. Our AI PETs also deal with emotions and the worries that may accompany cognitive decline. We round things out with solutions for Long Term Care that involves Family and Friends Retiring only on Social Security together - in affordable Co Housing Cooperatives.
All our work is delivered through a free Virtual AI PET. The companion mascot serves as an interface that initially helps elders with memory and with home device activation. In time AI PETs come to know their masters well, but respect privacy by storing all information on their local home laptop. The AI PET first listens then anticipates, then guides.
The real problem lay not in finding technical solutions, but in winning social support for them.
A peek at our progress
What's my Family News? - Free downloadable applications either as online interactive or voice only versions.
It allows children to send the news to Grandma, and she gets to curate it for the family - using only her voice.
Start the day with Family News.
These Days - is a series about Seniors sharing what works and what doesn't.
They explore their conditions, while reminiscing to better times.
It's a chance to hear their wisdom ...and then allow then to engage with technologies that can improve their lives.
The videos offer their candid evaluations with other senior viewers. The audience gets a chance to give a thumbs up or down if they agree, via a favorite voice assistant.
Mixed Reality Worlds - A melody sounds like a memory; a scent rekindles the past. We use non-invasive 40 Hz. sounds to soothe minds. Light and sound combined seem to magnify the brain effects in the prefrontal cortex, a key area for planning and executing tasks.
Then there is Music. Sounds that only Kin-Keepers can bring back for loved ones.
Additionally we make it simple for Carers to create Virtual Worlds where play is not dependent on the physical self.
A Common Situational View
Share a common understanding among Seniors, Carers and Families so that attention is focused on the right needs, at the right time.
... and one Ring to Monitor all
With a ring around her finger, you can monitor Mom's hydration level, sleep quality and blood pressure
Learn how it all hangs together by watching our 3 minute video.