CareBand, Inc. Wins SBIR Phase I Award from the National Institutes of Health

“We are so pleased to be part of this collaborative effort to assess resident engagement. There is a shift in how residents and staff engage in care communities from traditional group activities to a combination of resident organized groups, self-directed technology-based activities and staff-directed technology-based activities,” said Christine Mullholand, co-founder of Eperture LLC. “We are pleased to be part of this collaboration at a time when technology is not only pivoting to address needs during a pandemic but also the needs of the culture change revolution that has been taking place in care communities across the United States.” President Mary Ellen Mullholand, an integral part of the proposal development team for this grant, states, “……………the (alignment with our mission to) (and part of our strategic research and validation plan) …..”

CareBand Inc. is a Chicago-based company looking to reimagine the aging experience through a LoRa-based wearable that tracks real-time indoor and outdoor location, provides socio-behavioral indicators of disease progression and presents Artificial Intelligence-based analysis of activity patterns to help identify early changes in health condition.

CareBand, Inc. was the winner of a Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology Competition award in 2016. Through the award process, Indiana University was granted an equity position in the company.

Eperture LLC is headquartered in Columbus Indiana with additional offices in Durango, Colorado and Key Largo, Florida. Eperture develops engagement and purpose support products that focus on the dignity for all who use this innovative technology.

Eperture LLC received a 2020 NIH award for useability and acceptability and was recently selected (IF THIS HAPPENS BEFORE THE PRESS RELEASE IS PUBLISHED) for a Colorado Nursing Home Innovations award for its self-directed & staff-directed Activities Lab.

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