LivHOME Pilot lowers cost, saves time and increases the quality of elder care.
May 16, 2016, Minneapolis, MN – At the American Telemedicine Association Annual Conference, the CARE Network software platform for eldercare today announced a successful pilot with Kubi, the telepresence robot from Revolve Robotics. In the pilot, CARE Network tablets mounted on Kubi stands, enabled remote care managers to more effectively and responsively interact with their clients. Kubi allows the care managers to adjust the position of the tablet during a video call so they can remain face-to-face with the client as they move around their home.
A video of the three use cases trialed – Client Check-ins, Caregiver Supervisory Visits, and Caregiver Introductions – is available here: https://www.revolverobotics.com/care-network-on-kubi/
“Kubi’s ability to allow the care manager to look around provides them with a more holistic virtual home visit.” says Rob Rossi, Founder & EVP of CARE Network. “Virtual visits can literally save lives, reduce hospital visits, lower costs and improve patient well being. It’s rare to get more timely and effective at the same time.”
The CARE Network platform allows elder care providers to operationalize and personalize their care plans through a senior friendly tablet in the home. A core component of the platform is one touch video calls between the provider and patient. Kubi amplifies this feature by enabling the provider to adjust the tablet position remotely to view the patient during the video visit. A care manager can inspect a wound, evaluate if patient is oriented, perform caregiver supervisory visits, provide socialization, introduce a new caregiver and more.
“CARE Network on Kubi is a perfect solution,” says Marcus Rosenthal of Revolve Robotics. “Kubi can enable more telehealth capabilities to eldercare providers with the CARE Network. It’s the right software and plan for implementing virtual care.”
Kubi improves the value of the CARE Network tablets by introducing a robotic stand on which the tablet sits. The resulting telepresence robot is then “driven” by the remote video caller – in this case, a care manager. Kubi thus turns passive video conferencing callers into active participants who can look around and interact with the patient.
“We see the CARE Network on Kubi as a virtual window of care into the client’s home,” says Rick Slager, CEO of LivHome. “This solution helps our care managers stay personally connected to our clients even when we don’t have a caregiver in the home. Our clients know they are one touch away from our 24/7 care management team.”
About Revolve Robotics: Based in San Francisco, the company created Kubi, the simple and engaging telepresence robot. Kubi means “neck” in Japanese and lets people remotely see, hear and interact as if they are there in person. It is a robotic tablet stand that allows remote callers to move the tablet like turning their own head during video calls. . For more information, please visit us at http://www.revolverobotics.com and follow us @RevolveRobotics.
About Acacia Living: Based in Las Vegas, the company created the CARE Network to operationalize a patient’s care plan and address many of the physo-social issues people face as they age-in-place. The CARE Network helps care providers and families more effectively support their clients using our virtual care platform.