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Sailing through a perfect storm

In my last entry, I described what motivated me to leave Microsoft and start a new venture to develop software and services for assistive care robots. After reading it, a friend quibbled with my calling the impending needs of the growing senior population a “Silver Tsunami,” noting that a dramatic drop in the sea level usually serves notice that a tsunami is on the way.  He rightly pointed out that in the case of the growing assistive care arena, we’ve been granted no warning ebb: The costs of and demands for resources are just increasing. Considering that the number of available caregivers is decreasing, a more apt analogy for the impending elder care scenario might be “A Perfect Storm.” Our best hope to weather this challenge is to empower seniors to continue to live as independently as possible. Doing so makes a lot of sense. First, studies show that this is…

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