Intuition Robotics Launches ElliQ Companion Robot
Intuition Robotics has launched a voice-enabled digital care companion ElliQ, which accompanies older adults on their journey to age independently while motivating them to live healthier lives.
Developed with fuseproject, ElliQ is a proactive and empathetic care companion combining psychology, behavioral sciences, and advanced cognitive artificial intelligence to help older adults live active, engaged, and connected lives at home.
ElliQ's service comes with a series of wellness coach sessions, which helps older adults define their goals. ElliQ then proactively motivates them to take control of their physical, mental, and social health.
ElliQ offers a range of companionship, health and wellness, communication, entertainment, and assistive features, including the following:
- Physical exercise videos through a partnership with Silver Sneakers;
- Health content through a collaboration with Mayo Clinic;
- Access to transportation support with Uber Health;
- Daily conversation and inspiration;
- Regular check-ins and notifications to a loved one if there is a need;
- Health and wellness goal setting and tracking;
- Reminders for events, appointments, and more;
- Ability to easily send and receive text messages, and; conduct video calls;
- Memory recording and sharing;
- Music, jokes, trivia, news, and engaging activities; and
- Remote photo update of ElliQ's built-in picture frame.
"After years of hard work this day has finally come," said Dor Skuler, CEO and co-founder of Intuition Robotics, in a statement. "Over the course of the pandemic, we've seen the devastating effect that loneliness can have on the older adult population. At the same time, we've seen ElliQ be incredibly helpful to our beta users and put a smile on their faces. Now, we are happy to make ElliQ widely available to any senior who desires a friendly sidekick who empowers them to maintain their independence and take control of their health. While regular voice-controlled personal assistants are ambient and wait for a human command, ElliQ proactively initiates conversation and projects empathy to foster collaboration and trust, while employing the AI's character and multi-modal communication ability in generating unprecedented levels of engagement that successfully affect behavior change."