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May 6, 2024

World's Best Digital Health Companies 2024 is on the list of Newsweek's World's Best Digital Health Companies 2024!

October 4, 2023 Achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Certification with No Exceptions, the leading provider of scalable companionship and health coaching technology, has successfully completed its SOC 2 Type 2 audit with a perfect final report from Johanson Group.

September 26, 2023 wins $3 million federal grant to scale AI-based fall prevention program is awarded a (SBIR) grant by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), an institute within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The funds will help implement and scale the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) STEADI fall prevention algorithm.

May 3, 2023 wins National Institute on Aging award to further development and commercialization of its socially assistive artificial intelligence (AI) platform wins commercialization readiness program (CRP) grant by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

April 17, 2023

New health care technologies improve outcomes for Michiganders of all ages

We took a look at several innovative health technologies, ranging from an app that screens pregnant people for substance use to a device that tracks stress responses to make it easier for older adults to get around.

April 6, 2023

ChatGPT Was Just the Beginning: Victor Wang on the Future of AI in Healthcare

Victor Wang, CEO & Founder of StartUp Health company, is at the tip of the spear of the AI-in-health revolution. He’s got an insider’s understanding of how technology like ChatGPT will shape healthcare.

February 7, 2023

Using Conversational Avatars, Engages People in Their Own Health & Wellbeing

Victor Wang, CEO & Founder of, is on a mission to support millions of medically and psychosocially complex individuals in order to help them live healthy lives.

February 1, 2023 and Other Innovative Technology

Care Resources, a community-based program for people 55 years and older, is expanding its use of innovative telehealth and telemonitoring technology to promote healthy and independent living among participants. The organization has formed a strategic partnership with digital health company

January 27, 2023

Improve Health Outcomes and General Well-being with an AI Pet

Imagine having a digital pet that helps you take care of yourself.
In this episode, Victor Wang, founder, and CEO of Care.Coach talks about using a digital pet avatar to coach senior and hyper-complex people to improve their self-care.

November 4, 2022

Care Resources PACE and Strategic Partnership

Care Resources PACE demonstrates 40% reduction in falls through Avatar™ and Video Visits™ during strategic partnership.

November 4, 2022 and Waystone HHS collaborate to improve and scale supports for developmental disabilities and autism corporation and Waystone Health & Human Services have established a collaborative agreement to support individuals age 18 and older that are served by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

September 29, 2022

IUSM studies virtual pets to sniff out dementia care solution

The talking cats and dogs work on a specialized tablet and are designed to help the person with dementia accomplish daily tasks.

September 28, 2022

Opinion: PACE Programs Help Seniors Age at Home While Reducing Caregiver Burnout

For the past 50 years, low-income seniors aged 55 and older have benefited from Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly services that allow them to age safely in their own homes.

August 26, 2021

Meet, the Health Avatar Automating Care for Seniors

Victor Wang took his experience at MIT and time working on robotics with NASA and used it to build a tool to solve the senior caregiver crisis. His avatar-based platform combines the latest in artificial intelligence and voice recognition with “human-in-the-loop” technology that leverages available caregiver workforces around the globe.

February 18, 2020

Aging in Place Innovation Showcase Attracts Creative Ideas from Across U.S.

From makers of remote patient monitoring tools to creators of interactive software platforms, more than a dozen emerging health-tech innovators with solutions that focus on helping older adults age will present their ideas to investors and health industry experts during a day-long event.

January 9, 2020

At CES, Humana offers a glimpse inside its new digital tech hub 'Studio H'

Humana is working with software company Care.Coach to test the use of an AI-driven animal avatar called Buddy to help engage high-risk patients.

May 23, 2019

[Podcast] Care.Coach – the tech for the elderly

The tech for the lonely: How Care Coach helps the elderly manage their chronic conditions

December 26, 2018

MIT AgeLab hosts Governor Baker, winners of In Good Company Challenge

Entrepreneurial ventures are developing technologies, community resources, and solutions to address social isolation and loneliness among older adults in Massachusetts.

May 29, 2018

For the Elderly Who Are Lonely, Robots Offer Companionship

Researchers are testing whether digital assistants can help older people stay healthy

December 19, 2017

What Happens When We Let Tech Care for Our Aging Parents

As the US population ages, people in need of 24/7 monitoring will outnumber available caregivers. One company's answer: Let a digital avatar do the job.

October 23, 2017

Meet Bella, a digital pet caring for the elderly with purrs and companionship

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Patricia Richards, who is 64 years old and lives in Salem, Massachusetts, looks forward to her daily chats with her cat Bella.

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