Pillo Health and AARP Collaborate to Study Diabetes Management Using First-of-its-kind Intelligent Healthcare Assistant for the Home

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In-home companion robot leverages voice and health data to help users better adhere to medications and care plans while connecting them to caregivers.

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Pillo Health, a leading in-home digital care management company, announced today that it is collaborating with AARP on a study using Pillo, a digital health companion, to improve disease management for individuals newly diagnosed with diabetes. AARP and Pillo Health will evaluate how Pillo, a countertop device, can empower participants to better manage their health while connecting them to caregivers and family members. Built exclusively for healthcare, Pillo leverages voice-first technology, facial recognition, and artificial intelligence to proactively engage users. This study will bring the Pillo Health platform into the homes of participants in the Boston area starting this summer.

Pillo Health empowers adults with chronic conditions to lead healthier and more independent lives. In this study, Pillo will engage patients through medication management, care plan delivery, conversational interactions, and video check-ins with caregivers. The device stores and dispenses medications using its proprietary medication delivery system, which can be loaded by the user or prefilled via mail-order pharmacy.

In February 2018, AARP published research showing that 90 percent of older adults use personal technology to stay connected. AARP and Pillo Health have identified an unmet need for in-home solutions that empower individuals to better manage their health and live independently. This study will focus on diabetes, which affects one in 11 Americans and costs the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $322 billion annually.

Starting today, AARP staff and visitors can see and interact with Pillo at The Hatchery, an AARP innovation lab based in Washington, DC.

“AARP’s mission focuses on empowering people to choose how they live as they age,” said Andy Miller, AARP SVP of Innovation and Product Development. “Pillo Health’s ability to leverage artificial intelligence and voice technology through a highly intuitive and engaging care assistant aligns with our support of technology that brings real value to consumers across multiple generations.”

“We have great respect for AARP and its focus on innovation. We are excited to engage with AARP innovators and members to revolutionize the way diabetes care is delivered today,” said Emanuele Musini, Pillo Health Co-Founder and CEO.

This project was conceived as part of the PULSE@MassChallenge program, a Boston-based digital health accelerator. In December 2017, Pillo Health was selected from over 500 applicants around the world and matched with “champions” such as AARP to collaborate on solving the biggest challenges in healthcare.

“Our goal is to improve healthcare by accelerating digital health innovation and collaboration,” said Nick Dougherty, Program Director of PULSE@MassChallenge. “Both Pillo and AARP are highly representative of this core mission for PULSE.”

About the Pillo Health Platform and the Pillo Device - http://www.pillohealth.com
Boston-based Pillo Health offers an in-home digital care management platform that provides personalized care for adults with chronic conditions seeking to live healthier, more independent lives. Built exclusively for healthcare, the Pillo device is a companion robot that leverages voice-first technology, facial recognition, and artificial intelligence to proactively engage users. Pillo provides medication management, care plan delivery, conversational interactions, and video check-ins with caregivers and family members. Pillo Health is bringing healthcare into the home.

About AARP - http://www.aarp.org
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.

About Pulse@MassChallenge - https://masschallenge.org/programs-pulse
The Boston-based Pulse@MassChallenge accelerator launched in 2016 by Mass Digital Health Initiative, a public-private partnership establishing Massachusetts as a leading ecosystem for digital health innovation. Inaugural 2017 PULSE program participants raised more than $18 million in funding and brought in more than $4.5 million in revenue. Several champion partners (health providers, insurers, IT companies, etc.) deployed technology in real-world environments within two months of the program, and several start-ups turned pilots into paying customer agreements.

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