SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Independa, the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, today announced its unique technology platform designed to enhance the lives of millions of senior citizens has earned the coveted 2015 CES Innovation Award in the “Tech for a Better World” category.
In strategic partnership with LG Electronics, Independa developed integrated community engagement and remote care solutions to address social isolation, the number one issue for seniors looking to remain independent. Through a simple, embedded, TV-based user interface, care recipients connect with family and friends while caregivers have access and visibility to critical health metrics.
“Independa is honored to be recognized by CEA (the Consumer Electronics Association) as one of the top tech innovators in the world,” said Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa. “Our vision to enhance the lives and independence of seniors has driven our innovation and the development of life-changing technologies that are powerful, yet simple to use.
“Our cloud-based software delivered through the TV is transforming the very definition of integrated remote care. We will continue to design and deliver the best innovations in senior care, positively impacting the lives of care recipients, and those who care for them, as well as positively impacting the organizations of our customers and partners,” Saneii added.
The unique Independa service is currently available on ProCentric-equipped commercial-grade TVs from LG. Now, with the new “Independa AnyTV Companion,” Independa is accessible through any HDMI-enabled television via a new set-top box developed with LG. While new TVs are recommended and an obvious choice for new construction and remodeling projects, the AnyTV Companion now opens the benefits of Independa to any senior living community, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or home setting with existing televisions.
“Independa truly represents ‘Tech for a Better World,’ and LG is proud of our partnership with Independa and this special recognition,” said Richard Lewis, senior vice president, B2B Technology and Research, LG Electronics USA. “Independa solutions in community engagement and remote care technologies enable seniors to maintain strong, meaningful relationships and preserve their independence, while providing a transformative community engagement and business benefits to organizations in senior living, CCRC and short-term rehab communities.”
Products considered for CES Innovation Awards are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
Independa’s senior engagement and care technologies will be demonstrated at the 2015 International CES®, which runs Jan. 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Independa was recognized by the leading industry publication, Senior Housing News as the #1 Technology in Senior Care at CES 2014.
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About Independa, Inc.
Independa, Inc., the leader in integrated community engagement and remote care technologies, offers senior care providers cloud-based software solutions that add value to each member within the circle of care, from the organization and professional care providers to the care recipient, and their family members and friends. In strategic partnership with LG Electronics, care recipients enjoy social and community content and important appointment and medication reminders, all through the world’s first and only TV with embedded remote care services. Independa improves remote care services, creating staff efficiencies for senior living communities, CCRCs, nursing homes (rehab and long-term care), and homecare organizations.