Loneliness and Aging: An Issue We Must Not Ignore

Loneliness and Aging: An Issue We Must Not Ignore

What do we talk about when we discuss aging? More often than not, the conversation goes straight into healthcare – with aging inherently comes the decline of our physical and mental health, and our system, be it government or private, has always worked to address these issues. Loneliness is a largely underestimated issue among older adults that simply cannot be ignored.


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Welcome Jody Holtzman to the Intuition Robotics team!

Welcome Jody Holtzman to the Intuition Robotics team!

We’re honored to welcome Jody Holtzman as a strategic advisor to the team. For the past 12 years, Jody has worked in the field of aging through his role as SVP of Market Innovation at AARP. We sat down with Jody to discuss his work in the field, how the for-profit marketplace around aging has evolved, and where he sees the industry moving with new technologies.


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Designing ElliQ, Part I: Name and Face

Designing ElliQ, Part I: Name and Face

In a series of blog posts to come, we’d like to further introduce you to ElliQ, our active aging companion. In this series, we’d like to share a few aspects about ElliQ that will help you get to know her better: why she looks the way she looks, the depth of her personality, the meaning behind her moves and motions, and more. In this first post we’ll dive into the thought behind the name “ElliQ” as well as into the design of her face.

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The World Turned Upside Down: The Emotional Journey of Caring for Parents

The World Turned Upside Down: The Emotional Journey of  Caring for Parents

Suddenly, you discover that your roles have been reversed: It’s as if you’re the parent, the one who’s coaxing, watching, ready to prevent a fall, providing support getting in and out of the car. Watching a parent decline is a painful experience that, for most people, pulls at many different difficult emotions: helplessness, perhaps loneliness, and sometimes feelings of emotional conflict.

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