Emota is pioneering the new field of Emotional Networking, which complements existing telehealth and social health solutions to address not just clinical health, but the emotional and social aspects of aging.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 17, 2010
Aging in America Conference – Emota, a leader in emotional networking technology for healthcare, announced today that it will present its newest product, EmotaMe™ at the Aging in America Conference. EmotaMe will be available this spring in a limited beta release. The company (see http://www.emota.net), a leader in applied ambient intelligence, emotional contagion and awareness systems, offers a next generation technology platform to enable professional caregivers and families to stay connected with elderly patients over long distances.
With funding from the National Science Foundation and selected as one of the seven Best Demos at the Health 2.0 fall 2009 conference, Emota is pioneering the new field of Emotional Networking, which complements existing telehealth and social health solutions to address not just clinical health, but the emotional and social aspects of aging.
The Emota technology platform uses the new wave of affordable and intuitive touch screen Internet tablets and picture frames that are easily used by elderly patients. Emota’s unique user interface and awareness technology can give caregivers and providers a non-intrusive connection to patients, allowing them to encourage medical compliance and support wellness.
According to Paul To, CEO and founder of Emota.net, ”With the introduction of EmotaMe, we are focusing on addressing the widely prevalent isolation of the elderly living at home. This isolation can lead to depression, an extremely common condition among the elderly, and often accompanies chronic conditions including congestive heart failure, diabetes, and COPD. EmotaMe is an ambient system. We're not trying to compete with a telephone or a PC. Instead, we are enabling the kind of subtle and minimal communication that, based on scientific research, carries much stronger social and emotional values over a long term."
Emota’s technology strategy is to build an open collaborative platform to deliver its EmotaNudge™ web service interfaces. These interfaces will connect core Emota functionalities such as its Always-on Real-time Awareness Engine and Context Engine technologies to third party applications and will allow rapid integration with Patient Care Management, PHR applications, Remote Patient Monitoring, and Telehealth applications.
The company is developing partnerships with major healthcare organizations to pilot its technologies and expects to release its first product later this spring.
Emota is a technology startup company based in Menlo Park, CA which focuses on development of software and services that assist clinicians, professional caregivers and families care for elderly patients. For more information, visit http://www.emota.net