On March 27, 2021, teams competed to provide solutions for Geriatric Nutritional Monitoring, based in digital health technology.
The Spring 2021 competition was sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Accenture and AARP Innovation Labs; Gold Sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Trinity Consulting, and Northeastern Bouvé College of Health Sciences; Silver Sponsors Northeastern Health Sciences Entrepreneurs, Northeastern Khoury College of Computer Science, and Northeastern College of Engineering; and Bronze Sponsor Mass eHealth Institute.
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.
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.
Shreya Nair, Raymond Lin, 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.
Geriatric Nutrition x Digital Health
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.