I’ll say that this particular Amazon product is a privacy nightmare. But what I’m interested in is the tech it shows us that will be available in service to seniors and the family that cares about them. America had a lonely senior population problem—not all but a significant number. This leads to depression and isolation.
I’ve been working with activity watches to find ways to improve seniors’ lives. This tech is another way to extend into their living space and be more aware and helpful. The model needs to be modified for better privacy and protection but the ability to improve lives is there.
Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.