The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAABC) has joined forces with Intuition Robotics to bring ElliQ, an AI care companion, to older adults in Broward County. This addition enhances AAABC's comprehensive services, supporting older adults in aging comfortably in their own homes. AAABC has recently launched an online application to identify eligible individuals in Broward County who can benefit from this innovative technology.
ElliQ is an advanced product designed specifically for older adults. It features a digital display and a "head" that moves and responds to user conversations. Voice-activated, ElliQ aims to enhance the well-being and independence of older adults by enabling happier, healthier, and more connected lives. ElliQ assists seniors with health and wellness support, such as medication reminders, while also providing entertainment and companionship through trivia and cognitive games. Users can stay connected with their loved ones through video calls, audio and text messaging, and notification to designated contacts if any concerns arise. ElliQ personalizes interactions, learns and remembers user preferences, and uses humor and a friendly demeanor to establish a meaningful connection.
"We have long recognized the significance of technology in keeping older adults connected and engaged with their communities,” said Charlotte Mather-Taylor, CEO of AAABC. “As we continue to expand our range of tech-powered initiatives for seniors in Broward County, we are thrilled to partner with Intuition Robotics and incorporate the groundbreaking AI technology of ElliQ. This device does not replace interactions with human caretakers, but it can facilitate communication and focus on what matters to all of us: memories, family and friends, good health and humor."
"We are thrilled to be partnering with The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County to bring ElliQ to the aging community of Florida," said Dor Skuler, co-founder and CEO of Intuition Robotics. "We're getting positive feedback from ElliQ users across the U.S. and are seeing great results with 90% of users reporting ElliQ has made them feel better mentally and physically. With the continued toll loneliness is taking on the health of older adults aging alone, it's vital for local communities and tech companies to come together to make solutions like ElliQ accessible to more people."
In addition to ElliQ, AAABC's range of Senior Technology Programs features a diverse array of offerings, including animatronic companion pets, an affordable connectivity program that provides discounted broadband services to low-income households, engaging content applications and wireless tablets tailored for seniors, as well as medical communication and emergency personal response systems that ensures a swift response to any in-home emergencies.
ElliQ with users, Credit: Intuition Robotics