KORE connectivity provides in-home senior care

  • November 30, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

In-home senior care powered by artificial intelligence (AI) from California-based Care Daily is supported through KORE’s IoT connectivity and managed services.

The senior population in the USA is anticipated to grow to 95 million by 2060, accounting for 23 per cent of the nation’s population. With the significant growth in the senior demographic comes an aging-in-place movement. An AARP study reported that 77 per cent of aging adults surveyed desire to stay in their home versus aging in a facility.

Care Daily is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in Silicon Valley with an AI-assistant IoT platform aimed at helping seniors age in place safely and autonomously while providing communication with healthcare providers and family. The core is the AI platform that is customisable and generates analytics derived from data collected through ambient sensors and devices placed in the home communicated through scalable wireless connectivity, which is where KORE provides its services.

“KORE is excited to provide IoT connectivity and managed services for this revolutionary connected health venture,” said KORE CEO Romil Bahl. “IoT is driving innovation in healthcare and beyond to help tackle significant global issues. The aging-in-place movement is a great opportunity to build technology that empowers people with the autonomy and safety they desire. A terrific example of IoT for good.”

David Moss, CEO of Care Daily, formerly People Power, added: “AI caregivers work 24/7 and never sleep. Care Daily is on a mission to impact the lives of family and professional caregivers through personalised AI caregiving experiences, and I’m proud to collaborate with KORE on operationalising and scaling these proven solutions that help provide care for today’s exploding population of seniors.”

Care Daily recently partnered with Quil – the joint venture between Independence Health Group and Comcast – which is a digital health company aimed at providing health and wellness. Serving such a large client required rapid scalability in both device procurement and logistics, as well as wireless connectivity.

“KORE stepped in at a time when we required connectivity that could scale with our customers globally,” said Chris Ebert, Care Daily SVP. “And uniquely, what KORE brought to us beyond connectivity and expertise is the ability to serve, via their managed services division, the hardware needs of our partners.”

KORE provides cellular and other IoT connectivity services to power services across the globe and offer up a one stop shop for IoT managed services to ease the complexity of deployment and make IoT work.

In the case of Care Daily, the devices and sensors communicate with the AI platform, which monitors the end user’s daily behaviour to learn patterns over time and to detect and alert on deviations. KORE’s IoT managed services ensure that device and hardware needs are met seamlessly through procurement, configuring, kitting, shipping and reverse logistics.

Care Daily has worked closely with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California, Berkley, to validate scientifically the platform in reducing anxiety and improving sleep for the caregivers of those with early onset dementia. Care Daily’s SaaS is said to be the only AI scientifically validated to reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality for dementia caregivers.

“As we evolve into more robust medical devices, we will have the expertise through KORE to provide those to our customers and support our scale as we grow,” Moss said.