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Aging in place with AI and Amazon’s Alexa

AgeTech firm Wellsaid.ai seeks seed funding to help seniors stay independent and at home for longer. With a majority of seniors preferring to “age in...

Defining Alzheimer’s by biomarkers could improve clinical trials

Incorporating biomarkers into the research definition of Alzheimer's disease should lead to delayed progression, better treatment and new criteria for clinical trials. When we think...

Would you invest $1000 per week to live longer?

Money can't buy happiness - but it can buy Longevity;  this updated report from UBS identifies that investors are re-thinking where they invest their...

Start-up Sentai wins UK independent living grant

Machine-learning smart device uses AI to promote independence and safety. A British technology start-up focused on helping the elderly live more independently in their own...

AgeTech: one platform to rule them all?

Status Solutions talks unification of disparate technologies in senior living environments. With AgeTech predicted to become a $2 trillion market, there are now a multitude...

Bringing social and biological aging hallmarks together

New research paper calls for a more holistic approach to understanding aging in order to develop future therapies and interventions to extend Longevity and...

Blood biomarkers of frailty: a paradigm for aging research

A recent meta-analysis identifies blood indicators as simple, non-invasive, economical and robust biomarkers of frailty. Scientists at the Geriatrics Department of CHU Lille and Special...

Primetime Partners get ready for Longevity primetime

New VC firm seeks start-ups who are working to solve the “urgent problems” facing today’s aging society. This summer, a new venture capital firm was...

Insurance and home modifications key to independent living

While they may not be the most exciting factors to consider as we enter later life, choosing the right health insurance and making home...

AgeTech investment: “there is everything to play for”

AgeTech Accelerator's Lorraine Morley on market disconnect, helping investors take the plunge and shaping the AgeTech market. Continuing our series of interviews with our Advisory Panel...

Tonus seeks early-stage funding for exoskeleton tech

Company spawned by London start-up generator targets middle-aged recreational athletes with exoskeleton leggings powered by soft robotics. Back in November, we brought you the story...

VC enters Longevity market with K4Connect deal

We talk with VC investor Forte Ventures about its first foray into AgeTech, COVID-19 and the Longevity investment opportunity. Longevity agetech company K4Connect has announced...

Amazon and K4Connect demonstrate scalability for agetech

Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone, but particularly for people over the age of 65 who may spend months shut away from loved ones...

L&G escalates investment into research for social care

UK's fragile social care system gets an essential boost from Legal & General. The UK has been facing a social care crisis for some time,...

Home alone: extend life while saving life

Most of us are at home right now - what will it be like when we're older? And what is being done to improve...

Time banking: helping others to help yourself

Time banking is an opportunity for everyone in an aging society but also a lesson for everyone at times of global epidemic: help others...

AI home monitoring tech wins Home of 2030 award

With things looking increasingly grim out there, some good news arrived in our inbox from one of the companies we covered recently: Kemuri takes...

An operating system for senior living

K4Connect aims to create a smart OS for senior living with a single interface for all technologies. Technology adoption among older adults has been consistently...

AI and machine vision addresses falls prevention

VirtuSense uses machine vision and AI to address the multi-million falls prevention market opportunity. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls...

VR for brain training and tracking cognitive health

Virtuleap currently fundraising to build headcount and capitalise on cognitive illness detection algorithms. Ever since the US Federal Trade Commission fined Lumosity $2 million for...
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