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Technology Helps Patients Live Independently

New products from the Intel-GE joint venture promote aging in place

It's 10 a.m. and the device near Marilyn Yeats' bed stand begins to ring. It's a white box with a flip open touch screen, and every day it begins by asking Marilyn how she's feeling and whether she's taken her meds. She will feed the device her latest vital signs, including her weight and blood pressure. And then she'll answer a series of questions about her health. The device is the CareInnovations Guide. It is one of the first products from the joint health care venture formed by technology giants Intel and General Electric. Marilyn is one of two thousand congestive heart failure patients taking part in a trial by health care provider Humana Cares to help manage their chronic condition. All are living in their own homes. … Back to Article

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