Most Innovative Senior Living Products 2014

The senior living industry is bustling with new technologies and startup companies out to help seniors maintain their independence at home. We've identified the most innovative, out-of-the-box products and technologies which offer seniors independence or improved lifestyles.



The winner of Most Innovative Products is awarded to the finalist that earns the highest rating during the Best Senior Living Awards. Congratulations to the winner of Most Innovative Products!

  • GrandCare Systems

    GrandCare Systems

    36 Judges Score  191 Popular Vote

    GrandCare Systems provides the most comprehensive caregiving technology on the market today, enabling individuals to remain safe, healthy and happy at home. GrandCare’s simple, touch platform enable...



To earn a spot as a finalist for the Best Senior Living Awards, the following senior living resources received the highest number of consumer votes. Our dedicated panel of experts rated these senior living resources. Here are the Most Innovative Products as ranked by our panel.

  • Caremerge


    33 Judges Score  707 Popular Vote

    Voicemail. Fax. Email. Social media and texting. When it comes to today's senior care, there are more ways to communicate than ever before. But are we really more connected? Are staff members staying...

  • CogniFit Brain Fitness

    CogniFit Brain Fitness

    28 Judges Score  28 Popular Vote

    CogniFit is a scientifically validated brain fitness technology that lets you assess your cognitive skills and give you an efficient brain training. Can be played on the Internet or you can download t...

  • ConnectedLiving


    27 Judges Score  74 Popular Vote

    ConnectedLiving is a social impact company that is transforming the experience of aging and connecting families across generations by combining simplified technology with high-touch personal support...

  • Friends & Family TV  by Independa, Inc.

    Friends & Family TV by Independa, Inc.

    22 Judges Score  8069 Popular Vote

    Embedded into the TVs at participating assisted living communities, the Friends & Family TV by Independa, Inc. offers turnkey social connectivity between residents and their family and friends. Vide...

  • GPS Smart Shoe

    GPS Smart Shoe

    21 Judges Score  10 Popular Vote

    With the use of GPS Technology, the GPS Smart Shoe by GTX Corp will send you a text message if the wearer has wandered out of a predetermined area (set by you). You are directed to a website which sho...

  • Dakim Brain Fitness

    Dakim Brain Fitness

    21 Judges Score  28 Popular Vote

    Dakim BrainFitness is the only clinically tested brain fitness software designed specifically for active adults over 60. Just 20 minutes a day of fun and engaging brain exercises can help improve your...

  • CarexTech


    20 Judges Score  242 Popular Vote

    The Challenge: Families feel guilty when Mom needs to transition to assisted living. Mom doesn’t want to move out of the family home. She’s afraid she’ll be forgotten and not included in the...

  • Captioned Telephone

    Captioned Telephone

    15 Judges Score  143 Popular Vote

    Ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone, or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the...

  • Pixie Briefs

    Pixie Briefs

    14 Judges Score  4 Popular Vote

    Pixie Briefs allow the wearer to be monitored for UTIs, dehydration, and kidney infections. By scanning a QR patch on the front with a phone, caregivers can be alerted to potential health problems...

  • BIG Launcher

    BIG Launcher

    14 Judges Score  28 Popular Vote

    The BIG Launcher is a fast and simple Android home screen for the elderly and people with vision problems. It replaces the common user interface of any phone with Android 2.1 or higher with larger, r...

  • Shoe & Boot Valet

    Shoe & Boot Valet

    11 Judges Score  61 Popular Vote

    We manufacture the only device specifically designed to assist the elderly and mobility challenged pull on and take off their footwear without having to bend or reach. The Shoe & Boot Valet gives you...

  • Umizu Serenity Bidet

    Umizu Serenity Bidet

    10 Judges Score  6 Popular Vote

    Boasting itself as the most advanced bidet, the Umizu Serenity Bidet allows seniors to experience advanced bathroom technology. Features for this bidet include; hot/cold cycle wash, warm seat with sea...

  • Trücup


    10 Judges Score  143 Popular Vote

    trücup is a whole new category of coffee available to senior living communities, office and food services, and online at The premium blend of Arabica coffee beans is roasted in artisan ba...

  • IdentaMe Labels

    IdentaMe Labels

    10 Judges Score  582 Popular Vote

    IdentaMe Labels sells laundry safe, peel and stick, personalized labels for seniors clothing and personal items. Our labels make sure that there are no more mix-ups in the laundry room. No more labeli...



The following senior living resources were nominated for a chance to earn the title of Most Innovative Products. All of our nominees deserve an honorable mention for the valuable resources they provide for the senior living community!

  • ActiveProtective


    1 Popular Vote

    ActiveProtective is wearable technology that will protect the user from injury in case of fall. Garments using ActiveProtective technology can detect a person is falling and deploy micro-airbags that...

  • Parobots


    1 Popular Vote

    PARO is an advanced interactive robot developed in Japan. It allows the benefits of animal therapy to be given to patients in locations like hospitals and extended care facilities where live animals a...

  • Telikin Computer

    Telikin Computer

    1 Popular Vote

    The Telikin Touch Computer is the perfect answer for anyone who has been frustrated with traditional PCs or has never had the opportunity to learn computers in the past. Created to be the easiest and...

  • AT&T EverThere

    AT&T EverThere

    0 Popular Vote

    AT&T's EverThere is portable peace of mind with 24/7 connection and protection. With EverThere, help is only a button push away or with hands-free communication with EverThere's highly trained Care Ce...

  • AdhereTech


    0 Popular Vote

    AdhereTech has created smart pill bottles that make sure medications are being taken timely, properly and using real-time, wireless data transfers that meet HIPAA regulations...

  • Presto


    0 Popular Vote

    The Presto allows seniors that are not technological savvy to still receive email. Presto is a combination of the Presto Printing Mailbox and Presto Mail service. It allows you to use the convenience...

  • Safe-T-element


    0 Popular Vote

    Safe-T-Elements is designed to work with your home to stove and make it more safe for everyone at home. It stops the heating element from going over 350 degrees. With heating By limiting the heating...

  • Seniors In Touch

    Seniors In Touch

    0 Popular Vote

    The Seniors In Touch patented technologies enhance communication between Senior adults, their families and loved ones by creating a simple to use touchscreen interface for residents of senior living c...

  • Telehealth Sensors

    Telehealth Sensors

    0 Popular Vote

    Telehealth Sensors add comfort and safety to a home, caregiving facility, or healthcare monitoring system. Placed around a home, in bed, by toilet, the sensors can transmit where the senior is located...

  • The Translock

    The Translock

    0 Popular Vote

    The Translock™ is an innovative device engineered to provide wheelchair balance, stability, and peace of mind to wheelchair users and caregivers. With its patent pending locking device, the Transloc...

  • VTech CareLine

    VTech CareLine

    0 Popular Vote

    VTech CareLine™ home telephone and personal communication system- helping seniors live connected lives at home. Seniors who want to age independently in their homes can now stay connected to frien...

  • Vgo Robotic Telepresence

    Vgo Robotic Telepresence

    0 Popular Vote

    VGo’s robotic telepresence solution is an ideal way to bridge the distance between friends and family members and a healthcare or assisted living facility . There’s nothing required of the patient...

Award Program Details

  • Technology-enabled products and gadgets which help seniors maintain their independence
  • Apps and other products to help seniors or caregivers keep track of medications, appointments and other lifestyle functions