What does a stylish, wearable fitness tracker, a successful college football program, and a well-spoken Georgian all have in common? They’re a source of innovation in senior wellness.
A while back I wrote about Vigil Health Solutions (a Senior Housing Forum partner) integration with Echo, the voice activated “smart” speaker, sold by Amazon. The idea is that residents who are not near or unable to press a call button can, through Echo, still summon assistance. What’s so great about the way Vigil works is their ingenious sense of how to use available technologies to add safety monitoring into items we use every day. The technology guru behind all of this is Steven Smith, VP of Vigil's Research and Development.