Product Development

ORCATECH consults with companies that develop data-driven home and medical products. With our direct access to a network of research volunteers, our knowledge of specialty populations and our ability to implement focus groups, our researchers can easily facilitate product design, development and testing.

Past product collaborations

Ideal for everyday conversations and emergency situations, the CareLine system was co-developed by leading ORCATECH experts and VTech. The Careline system incorporates a safety pendant, a large-button corded phone, and a large-button cordless phone. The system was designed with promotion of independent living as the primary focus.

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The VTech Careline, a telephone system ORCATECH developed in partnership with Careline

"Celia" the Robot was a program developed in partnership with Intel, one in a series of projects aimed at developing products to help people age in place. 

The robot bridges physical distance by allowing family members or caretakers to "virtually" connect with those who might need assistance. "Celia" can move from room to room in order to follow an individual as they go about their day. "Celia" can also look for an individual in their home if there are indications of a fall or accident. During the pilot trial, study participants reacted positively to "Celia" because the robot allowed them to connect with their family members. 

ORCATECH partnered with Intel to develop a stand-up robot that assists seniors in their homes

Product development collaboration

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