Orbita Inc, maker of the Orbita Voice platform, is teaming with AARP to study solutions that help improve remote patient monitoring and reduce social isolation among older patients who are recovering at home.

The organizations will study new digital approaches for leveraging natural language processing to new enable hands-free, digital experiences for the 50-plus population. The work will guide ongoing development of solutions providing intuitive in-home access to information and tools to improve self-care among adults, according to a media release from Orbita Inc.

“Imagine if people could manage their care using the power of voice,” says Andy Miller, AARP senior vice president of innovation and product development, in the release.

“We know that loneliness can contribute significantly to health decline. Digital assistants can provide greetings and positive affirmations and, beyond this, deliver daily reminders to take medications and perform important care tasks. Our work with Orbita supports AARP’s mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age, including through products and services.”

The Orbita-AARP collaboration is the result of the 2018 PULSE@MassChallenge digital health accelerator. In December, 500 worldwide applicants were narrowed to 32 start-up finalists and then matched with “champions” like AARP to pursue joint projects.

“Voice allows for natural, hands-free experiences, creating opportunities across many industries. Yet the impact of voice will perhaps be most profound in healthcare where individual lives and population health can be improved. We’re honored that AARP selected Orbita as a Pulse@MassChallenge collaborator,” states Orbita CEO Bill Rogers in the release.

[Source(s): Orbita Inc, PRWeb]