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Spring 2021

On March 27, 2021, teams competed virtually to provide solutions for Geriatric Nutritional Monitoring, founded in Digital Health technology. 
The Spring 2021 competition was sponsored by Accenture, AARP Innovation Labs, Johnson&Johnson, Trinity Consulting Northeastern Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Entrepreneurs, Northeastern's Khoury College of Computer Science, Northeastern's College of Engineering, and Mass eHealth.


First Place: 

Niva Haber, Ben Reydler, Ashya Singh, Oliver Pour
NOBA is a voice-powered and community-integrated etho-robot for older adults. The tool features community accountability to encourage behavior change, and also is designed to provide meal reminders, food tracking, weekly “health scores” and analyzed reports, share recipes, and promote independence.

Second Place: 
Eva Kuruvilla, Debby Nguyen, Sohum Sheth, Sophia Tan

EatRight is a telehealth platform for nutrition in older adults that features tailored nutrition recommendations, printable weekly grocery plans, personalized support with a dietician, and a senior-friendly design.
Third Place: 
Raymond Lin, Shreya Nair, Elizabeth Si

Sage Snacks is a healthy personalized snack service for older adults, to help provide targeted nutrients based around unique health needs of older individuals. Sage Snacks also includes a socializing component through planned group meals to help alleviate loneliness.

Paolo Narciso, PhD

VP New Product and Program Development, AARP Foundation


Paolo Narciso is AARP Foundation's  Vice President of New Product and Program Development overseeing the Foundation’s work developing and managing effective solutions for vulnerable older adults. 


In his role, he oversees the development and management of products and solutions that creates new economic opportunities, addresses social isolation and loneliness, food and housing security for vulnerable older Americans.  The solutions that AARP

Foundation has developed have ranged from using AI, Voice, and VR technologies, to traditional in-person emergency relief programs that meet the immediate needs of older adults in crisis.   


Prior to AARP Foundation, Paolo was the CEO of a CloudHealth Asia (now LifeScience,ph)  providing primary care physician access to underserved populations in Southeast Asia.  He also was the founder of Global Medical Technologies, developing devices to be used for medical emergencies in under-served regions of the world.   He is a serial entrepreneur with numerous startups in technology.   He received his ME from Western Carolina University and his Doctorate from Creighton University.  He also attended the U.S. National War College.

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