For those of you that were curious what we've been up to for the last year - today we are proud to share, Elli•Q, our first product that aims to keep older adults active and engaged.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that a significant portion of our lives is on our phones, tablets, and other screens. Technology has changed the way we socialize and connect with people. We surround ourselves with technology and applications that make life easier, efficient and more fun. But for some, such as the older adults in our lives, learning how to use new technology is harder. It’s not as intuitive to see our pictures on Instagram, find their favorite music on Spotify and keep up with the family group on Messenger. Wouldn’t the whole family benefit if they would? Wouldn’t their lives be more interesting and rich?
In 2015, my co-founders and I felt we should do something. Especially when taking into account our hectic lifestyles and the growing distance between family members, we felt that technology has to play a role.
We asked ourselves if we could use the latests technologies such as cognitive computing, cloud robotics and new interaction models between man and robot, to try to make technology more intuitive to use for older adult population in order to bring families together and attempt to improve quality of life. And can we go even further and try to help older adults stay connected and engaged to content and activities that will be meaningful to them? And if so - will there be a positive effect in reversing the negative trends we see with loneliness and social isolation? These effects have a real impact on health and quality of life.
That’s why we founded Intuition Robotics. We’re on a mission to try and improve the life of older adults by leveraging amazing technology together with unique design to build a new type of experience in the home. We hope that by taking some of the friction introduced by technology away - we’ll help families come closer together. We believe that by providing personalized, ever learning activity suggestions we’ll be able to assist older adults to enrich their lives.
Today, it’s our pleasure to introduce Elli-Q, the active aging companion for older adults.
There’s a long road ahead, but we took the first step. We wouldn’t have made it this far without the incredible dedication and support of our wonderful team of brilliant people that deeply relate to the company’s mission. We’re humbled by the hands-on support of our multidisciplinary team of advisors who are truly world experts in their domains. We’re grateful for the trust and shared the vision of our investors.
So take a look and tell us what you think. If you'd like to be one of the first people to get Elli•Q, sign up to the waiting list on: www.elliq.com.
Exciting times are ahead!