As the IoT (Internet of Things) has improved daily lives, perhaps its greatest use has been to save them. That’s why AARP, www.aarp.org, is looking for nominations to recognize the best innovations in caregiving for the 2017 AARP Innovation Champion Awards, which will be announced in June.
While many people been introduced to and assisted by these advanced healthcare products and solutions, many remain underused. The goal is to further the exposure and get them to the patients and caregivers who need them the most. AARP also hopes these awards will drive more focus on “Ageless Innovation,” creating solutions that serve all groups, not just the young or old.
The awards a will be split into six categories which cover: daily essential activities, caregiver quality of life, health and safety awareness, care coordination, social well-being and transition support. In addition, they will be judged on ageless innovation, design, benefits, technology, business model, and safety. AARP along with a panel of tech providers and media outlets will chose finalists in each category that will then allow final votes to be cast by the public.