SameDay Security, a health technology innovator headquartered in New Mexico, has developed a VR caregiver, dubbed "Addison Care", which was created to engage with aging and chronically ill patients at home.
SameDay Security raised $32m in its Series D funding round for the new VR offering. Addison Care will make its debut appearance at an event later this month in Las Vegas where it will offer capabilities for respiratory, heart, diabetic and orthopedic patients.
Some of the offerings from the new VR caregiver include 24/7 in-home health examinations, the ability to set reminders to take medications and real-time assessments that can identify if the individual develops evidence of increased risk of health decline.
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"She (Addison Care) measures health performance, rewards her users for making progress, collects vitals and conducts in-home examinations," SameDay Security said.
"Addison may just be the technological breakthrough our rapidly aging population needs in order to help them stay in the homes they love at a fraction of the cost."
Addison Care was built on AWS and integrates technologies such as cloud computing, machine learning, conversational speech and augmented reality.
Anthony Dohrmann, founder and CEO of SameDay Security noted that approximately 100 million Americans are living with a chronic illness, such as diabetes or heart disease.
Furthermore, Dohrmann said that there is a lot of pressure for patients and families and adherence to treatment regimens are often difficult to manage at home leading to 50% of all treatment failures.
"Only 3% of the US population can afford live caregiving," Dohrmann said. "Working with home care providers and hospitals across America, we will provide service and product line extensions to serve market need, while delivering alternatives individuals and families can afford.
"Our goal is to cut costs, improve care and extend functional independence," he added.